Beckham, the first western celeb to be used in advertising campaigns in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, has been red-carded by the Iranian advertising authority. In Tehran, posters were first black 'dotted' obscuring Beckhams face (similar to Adbusters black dot), but now the entire posters have been covered in black cloth.
Also, the commercial featuring Beckham's famous legs has been pulled off the air, both the Sunday times .za and ITV report.
The advertisers now plan to modify their campaign. "For the billboards, we're going to change the picture so that it just shows the back of Beckham's head and for the television commercials we're planning to draw on some extra long shorts," he said.
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