Soccer superstar David Beckham has sneakily retaliated against the press in a new advertisement for GILLETTE razors.

The Real Madrid player was delighted with the sponsorship deal and posed for topless photos baring a large tattoo on his right arm with the suggestive motto, 'In the Face of Adversity'.

The tattoo includes a 20 centimetre (eight inches) long angel and its message is particularly poignant after Beckham's angry backlash on Tuesday (25MAY04) against media allegations he had two affairs.

The deal to promote Gillette's M3 POWER RAZOR will be his first major break into the American market.

28/05/2004 14:02