Joe Lycett ‘shreds £10,000’ after David Beckham failed to act on Qatar World Cup ultimatum
Joe Lycett has apparently shredded £10,000 after David Beckham refused to back out of his reported £10million World Cup deal.
Last week, stand-up comedian Beckham issued an ultimatum over his engagement at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Lycett said he would donate £10,000 to charities supporting gay people in football if Beckham ended his alleged multi-million deal on the country’s stance on LGBT+ issues. It is illegal to be gay in Qatar.
If Beckham didn’t do so, Lycett said he would shred the £10,000 (£1,000 for every £1m allegedly earned by the former England player) and broadcast it live on the BendersLikeBeckham.com website at 12pm on Sunday (20 November). transfer.
For the past week, Beckham has not acknowledged Lycett’s challenge but said on Thursday (November 17) that the World Cup would be a “platform for progress”.
As the date drew near, Lycett’s fans were divided over the stunt.
Some said that while the comedian’s point of view was valid, he should instead be donating the money to charity (especially during a cost-of-living crisis).
However, others argued that the £10,000 was a drop in the bucket compared to Beckham’s reported deal and that asking Lycett to donate the money missed the point.
The event was livestreamed at 12pm on Sunday, with Lycett appearing next to the pile of cash in a tulle jacket in the colors of the Pride Progress flag.
Without speaking, the Birmingham native simply picked up the cash and tossed the piles into the shredder. Then he curtsied and walked away.
Lycett shared the clip on social media and simply wrote, “A platform for progress” in direct reference to Beckham’s comment.
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