VIENNA (AP) — A prestigious Vienna museum has been forced to cover up a graphic poster advertising a new show devoted to male nudity, after protests that it is offensive.

The Leopold Museum's show — "Nude Men from 1800 to Today" — opened its doors Friday looking at how artists have dealt with the theme of male nudity over the centuries.

Around 300 artworks are on display — including the controversial photograph that is raising the ire of Viennese. "Vive La France" shows three young and athletic men of different races wearing nothing but blue, white and red socks and soccer boots.

Swathes of red tape are being used to cover the sensitive parts of the three on posters splashed across the city.