Only in San Francisco will you find a 100-foot poster of David Beckham in his underpants: A new, proud landmark here to rival the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower. But unlike the latter two, which are clearly all natural, certain portions of Beckham's gigantic likeness may have been, well, enhanced. The Daily Mail of London picks up the investigation.

The 33-year-old is pictured relaxing in his underpants against a backdrop of sand and surf on Malibu Beach in California, but on close inspection his package seems to have benefited from a little computer enhancement. In comparison, when he wore similar white trunks on holiday off Italy's Ligurian coast more than two years ago, he just did not seem to fill them as well.

This comes as shocking news, and could derail the surging popularity of soccer in this country. Is there nothing to believe in anymore?


I saw the mural yesterday, and if you walk back and forth in front of it, the crotch seems to follow you. Eerie. Anyway, thanks for the journalism, Daily Mail!

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