Comic Joe Lycett has “shredded” £10,000 ($A18,000) in protest of David Beckham’s £10 million ($A18m) cope with Qatar.
The comic, 34, put his cash the place his mouth is by destroying the foreign money after Beckham refused to drag out of his World Cup ambassador position, The Solar reported.
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In a clip posted to his Twitter web page, Lycett threw two massive bundles of notes right into a woodchipper, leaving a shredded bundle of cash on the ground earlier than strolling away.
Overtly pansexual Lycett gave England legend Beckham, 47, an ultimatum final Sunday, telling the star, who he known as a “homosexual icon”: “Qatar was voted one of many worst locations on the planet to be homosexual.
“For those who finish your relationship with Qatar, I’ll donate this £10,000 of my very own cash.
“Nonetheless if you don’t, at noon subsequent Sunday I’ll throw this cash right into a shredder, simply earlier than the opening ceremony of the World Cup.”
Beckham made his first public look on the controversial event on Saturday forward of yesterday’s opening ceremony and first match.
On Saturday FIFA chief Gianni Infantino defended Qatar’s human rights report in a weird rant, with the Swiss accusing Western nations of “hypocrisy” and “racism”.
Some on-line slammed the comic – and stated he ought to have donated the cash to charity.
Former Tradition Secretary Nadine Dorries stated: “Shredding £10k will earn Joe Lycett excess of it would value him and is in impact a paid-for publicity stunt which has labored.”
One former fan stated the stunt had modified his view of the comedian, saying on Twitter: “I preferred Joe Lycett however he’s simply proven what a privileged life he lives that he can afford to shred £10,000.”
However actor Chris Addison defended the comedian, labelling Lycett: “A drive for good”.
This story first appeared in The Solar and was republished with permission.