A Travelhappy.com writer has documented his visit to a Buddhist temple in Bangkok that features a golden David Beckham statue built into the altar.
“The statue itself is definitely Beckham, sporting his floppy haircut from nearly a decade ago and even with the sponsorship logo Sharp picked out on his chest. It’s about half a metre high… the statue was installed at the temple in 1998 as part of the World Cup celebrations by Thai sculptor Thongruang Haemhod. According to this BBC News story, Thongruang wanted to add it because football is the new religion, and the temple’s abbot agreed.”
Football as “the new religion?” Sure.
But David Beckham as a deity?
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