When we talk about the most influential players to have ever stepped on a football field, former English skipper, David Beckham tops the list. The Manchester United and Real Madrid legend was not only a phenomenal footballer but an exceptional fashion icon who was born to be a star. And you can bet, ‘Becks’ has inspired a million to watch the beautiful game.
While we already know about his tremendous popularity in the world of sports and glam, what comes as a surprise is that the iconic ‘number 7’ has hit the temple as well. Don’t believe us? Here is proof.
The Pariwat temple, in Bangkok, Thailand, has installed a gold-painted statue of David Beckham in an altar. The sculpture was crafted nearly two decades ago when Manchester United won the treble and became the first English side to do so. And of course, a young David Beckham was very much a part of it.
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Speaking about the same, the temple’s deputy abbot, Boonreung Poonyawaro said,
“Nineteen ninety-nine, the year the sculptor built this statue, was the same year that Manchester United won the treble.”
The statue has turned out to be a major tourist attraction ever since and continue to attract viewers from all over the world. It was made like a traditional garuda but with Beckham in his United jersey and his trademark golden hair that ruled the era!
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Tourist Thitima Munmai said,
“I’m impressed with the sculpture. It can bring people including kids to visit the temple more.”
However, apart from Beckham, the temple also has the figures of some pop culture heroes. Images of Wolverine, Superman, and Pikachu find a place in the exterior of the building.
Wow. This definitely makes it to my bucket list.