Thursday, December 2

David Beckham signs a 175 million contract with Qatar and unleashes criticism on social networks


David Beckham is one of those footballers who have remained in the media spotlight after retiring from professional football. The former English player, current president of the Inter Miami, has signed a stratospheric agreement of 175 million euros to become an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup in 2022. The contract includes promoting the country’s tourism and culture for the next ten years. In this way, the Briton joins a long list of well-known faces that will promote the trophy, such as Xavi, Eto’o, Cafu or Ronald de Boer, among others.

After becoming official, the networks have exploded against Beckham’s decision and many users have criticized his decision, as the country constantly violates the human rights of various groups. Peter tatchell, a well-known UK activist, said in statements to the Daily Mail What is it really disappointing and I hope he thinks about it a second time because he made a big mistake. ”

After these statements, several representatives of the Qatari government have come out in defense of the former player and assure that “by hiring David, the hope is that more Westerners will dare to see his beautiful beaches, vast expanses of sand dunes and incredible skyscrapers. “

However, the British, aware of the repercussion of his actions, has demanded before signing the contract make it possible to display the rainbow flag (homosexuality is illegal in Qatar) and ensure the safety of fans. You are now struggling to achieve presence of women in stadiums.

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The truth is that next year’s World Cup will be so controversial What new. First because it will be the first time that the competition will be held in a islamic country and second because it will take place during an unusual season: winter. In 2010, after being assigned to host the World Cup, the first rumors of corruption arrived due to the strange assignment that had been carried out and is still being investigated today.

With this new contract, David Beckham will receive 17.5 million euros over ten years, which consolidates him as one of the most influential faces of the decade.




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