Robbie Keane: 'LA locals would be scared of my pale skin'

Keane: 'Locals frightened by my skin'
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Robbie Keane insists that Los Angeles Galaxy fans would be "frightened" to see his pale skin and will not replace David Beckham as pin-up player.

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane has joked that the club's fans would be "frightened" by his pale Irish skin.

The 32-year-old, who moved to the US in 2011 from Tottenham Hotspur, has insisted that he will not be the new pin-up boy following David Beckham's departure to Paris Saint-Germain.

"With my Irish skin, I don't think so," Keane told Kat Tales TV. "People might get a fright at how white I am. I've got a few [tattoos] but not that many. I don't think anyone has as many as [Beckham] does."

The Republic of Ireland international also claimed that he and his teammates were aware for a "while" that Beckham intended to leave LA.

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