UK comedian destroys $11,900 after this FIFA WC challenge to David Beckham
FIFA World Cup: Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham is working for Qatar, has been criticized for human rights abuses.
A British comedian has been shredded in 10,000 pound ($11,900) banknotes after giving former England soccer captain David Beckham an ultimatum to step down as ambassador to Qatar at the World Cup.
Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, works for Qatar, which has been criticized for its treatment of foreign workers, LGBTQ rights and restrictive social laws.
Joe Lycett said last week that if Beckham agreed to sever ties with the World Cup host or cut off the money before the tournament began.
On Sunday, Lycett posted footage of herself wearing a rainbow dress and placing two stacks of 5-pound notes on a tree.
Lycett previously said Beckham is a “gay icon” who works in Qatar, which is “one of the worst places in the world to be gay”.
Beckham has not publicly acknowledged or responded to the ultimatum.
Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and the country’s organizers of the World Cup have warned spectators against public displays of affection, but say everyone is welcome at the event, regardless of their sexual orientation or background.
The country has also denied allegations of labor abuse and bribery to win hosting rights.