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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 28 December 2016)
Girlfriend applied using Posh Spice photo.
In Izmir, university student L.E.M. put the photograph of famous
footballer David Beckham on his municipal student bus pass but
it was subsequently canceled.
L.E.M. (20), who goes to Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir,
applied online for his municipal student bus pass but he could
not get the application page to accept his own photograph. For
a month L.E.M had to pay full fare on buses because of this
Actually, the resemblance is uncanny...
Ultimately, L.E.M. applied for the pass using a photo of Beckham
and succeeded in getting his bus pass. (!) ESHOT (Izmir transit
system) had this to say about the matter: "Our folks in the Card
Unit have to handle tens of thousands of applications each day.
There have been about 40 applications using the photos of Brad
Pitt, Adriana Lima, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Tarkan and
Ahmet Kaya. all of which have been discovered and canceled.
L.E.M.'s application with the phony photo slipped through but
we have canceled it."
As for L.E.M., he explained that "thinking that there was a
problem with the system, I put in a new application with
Beckham's photo and it was accepted. I had heard that people
got cards with photos of Messi, Selina Gomez and other
Would Beckham pay full fare?