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.