David Beckham was fined the equivalent of 81 minutes in salary Friday by Major League Soccer for his actions in confronting a group of Galaxy fans who were taunting him last Sunday.
What MLS actually fined the English midfielder was $1,000, but since Beckham earns $6.5 million a year in salary from the Galaxy, that means it will take him approximately an hour and a half to earn the amount.
Don Garber, the league's commissioner, did not take it quite that lightly, but the fine is largely a token punishment.
"We support our players interacting with fans, whether it is at clinics, charity events or by high-fiving their supporters in the stands while celebrating a goal," Garber said in a statement released by the league.
"However, our players should never engage in conduct that can be interpreted as encouraging fans to come out of the stands and onto the field, regardless of the reason."