Comedian shreds £10,000 over Beckham Qatar deal

STORY: Location: London

A UK comedian shredded £10,000 ($11,900) over David Beckham’s Qatar World Cup deal

Joe Lycett said last week he would donate the money to charity

if Beckham agreed pull out of his Qatar ambassador role at the World Cup

or he would shred the money before the tournament began

Lycett says Beckham is ‘a gay icon’ working for ‘one of the worst places to be gay’

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and the country has been criticized for its LGBTQ+ rights

The country's World Cup organizers have warned visitors against public displays of affection

but say that everyone, of any sexual orientation or background, is welcome at the event

Beckham has not publicly acknowledged or responded to the ultimatum