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British TV Comic to Shred More Than $10,000 If David Beckham Doesn’t Cancel Lucrative Qatar Deal Before Soccer World Cup

David Beckham has already confronted a substantial quantity backlash for accepting £10 million ($11.7 million ) to be an envoy for the controversial Qatar 2022 World Cup, which kicks off in Doha on Nov. 20. But the matter has now amassed additional consideration due to Brit comedian and TV host Joe Lycett.

Lycett — well-known within the U.Ok. for taking up political points — posted a video on Sunday saying that he would put £10,000 of his personal cash right into a shredder if Beckham didn’t finish his cope with Qatar.

Describing Beckham as a “gay icon” as a consequence of him being the primary footballer to do photoshoots with homosexual magazines, converse overtly about his homosexual followers, and marry a Spice Girl (“the gayest thing a human being can do”), Lycett famous that Qatar was voted one of many worst locations on this planet to be homosexual and a rustic the place homosexuality was unlawful, punishable by imprisonment and, in some case, loss of life.

Lycett challenged Beckham to finish his relationship with Qatar, and mentioned he would donate the £10,000 ($11,700) to charities that help queer individuals in soccer. However, if he didn’t, he mentioned at noon U.Ok. time on Sunday, Nov 20, simply earlier than the World Cup opening ceremony, he would throw the cash right into a shredder and stream it stay on his web site benderslikebeckham.com.

“Not just the money, but your status as a gay icon will be shredded,” he added.

Destroying authorized tender is, in fact, unlawful within the U.Ok., a truth Lycett acknowledged.

“You’ll be forcing me to commit a crime,” he mentioned. “But even then I reckon I’ll get off more lightly than I would if I got caught wanking off a lad in Doha.”



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