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Joe Lycett criticises David Beckham’s position in Qatar World Cup


Joe Lycett has shared a message for soccer icon David Beckham, urging him to finish his partnership with the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

The 2022 World Cup runs from November 20 – December 18 in and across the capital metropolis of Doha, and is being held amid ongoing criticism relating to the loss of life of migrant staff within the creation of stadiums and the nation’s views on homosexuality, which is against the law in Qatar.

In a message posted to his social media accounts and on new web site benderslikebeckham.com, Lycett criticised Beckham for his reported £10million sponsorship take care of Qatar across the match, and provided to donate £10,000 of his personal cash to queer charities if Beckham ended the sponsorship earlier than the match began. If not, it might be shredded on the opening day of the match.

“It is a message to David Beckham,” his video message started. “I contemplate you, together with Kim Woodburn and Monty Don, to be a homosexual icon. You had been the primary premiership footballer to do shoots with homosexual magazines like Perspective, to talk overtly about your homosexual followers, and also you married a Spice Lady which is the gayest factor a human being can do.

“However now it’s 2022 and also you’ve signed a reported £10million take care of Qatar to be their ambassador through the FIFA World Cup. Qatar was voted because the one of many worst locations on the planet to be homosexual – homosexuality is against the law, punishable by imprisonment, and in case you’re Muslim, presumably even loss of life.”

Lycett went on: “You might have at all times talked in regards to the energy of soccer as a pressure for good. Which suggests to me you will have by no means seen West Brom. However typically I agree – so with that in thoughts I’m supplying you with a selection. When you finish your relationship with Qatar I’ll donate ten grand of my very own cash (that’s a grand for each million you’re reportedly getting) to charities that assist queer individuals in soccer.

“Nevertheless, if you don’t I’ll throw the cash right into a shredder at noon subsequent Sunday, simply earlier than the opening ceremony of the World Cup and stream it proper right here. Not simply the cash, but additionally your standing as homosexual icon can be shredded.

“Additionally you’ll be forcing me to commit what is likely to be a criminal offense. Though even then, I reckon I’ll get off extra calmly than I might if I obtained caught whacking off a lad in Doha. The selection is yours. I stay up for listening to from you.”

Watch the complete video under.

Elsewhere, England supervisor Gareth Southgate has mentioned that his gamers will converse out about human rights abuses within the host nation through the match.

Talking after asserting his 26-man squad for the match, which sees England going through Iran for his or her first match on Monday, November 21, Southgate insisted his group can be open about points surrounding the placement of the World Cup.

“We’ve got at all times spoken about points we expect needs to be talked about, significantly those we really feel we will have an effect on,” he advised the media.

“Opposite to at least one or two observations in the previous couple of weeks, we’ve spoken in the identical approach different nations have spoken about this match, the human rights challenges. We’ve been very clear on our standpoint on that.”

The coach added: “Concerning the LGBT neighborhood, we stand for inclusivity and we’re very, very robust on that. We predict that’s vital when it comes to all our supporters.”



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