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They're so vain

There's no doubt that David Beckham is a popular figure around the world. With soccer stints in England, Italy and the U.S., his skill (and his brand) is appreciated worldwide. But if his newest tattoo is any indication, he might be taking his popularity just a little too seriously. It's inspired Sarah Spain to contemplate some other egotistical athletes ...

Updated: March 3, 2011, 7:03 AM ET
By Sarah Spain

Professional athletes have long been castigated for their egotism. From Allen Iverson (who didn't need practice) to Terrell Owens ("I love me some me!") to LeBron James (The Decision), it's clear many see themselves as Gods among men. Well, now David Beckham has taken things a step further -- actually imagining himself as God. Jesus, to be exact. In ink. On his chest.

Yes, Becks has a new tattoo. His entire left pectoral is covered by a drawing of Jesus being helped out of a tomb ...

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