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Will Young slam David Beckham as ‘greedy’ over ‘ridiculous’ deal with Qatari ambassador

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Will Young has branded David Beckham “greedy” after he became a paid ambassador for Qatar ahead of this year’s World Cup.

The singer urged the former England footballer to take action after signing a controversial deal with the FIFA World Cup hosts.

The tournament opened on Sunday in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to seven years in prison, with sexual activity between men possibly resulting in the death penalty.

On Wednesday, Will posted a message on Instagram saying he was “disappointed” with the former England captain and urged him to make an annual financial donation to support LGBTQIA+ charities in Qatar.

He wrote: “Of course, Qatar is not the only country in the world with an appalling human rights record. The argument that sport is not political is hypocritical and double-edged.”

“Of course what is clear is that a star like you @davidbeckham, for whom I once sang on your birthday (not for any money I hasten to add) has disappointed me more than he did. As far as I can tell.

“Being with 19 Management our paths crossed quite a few times and you were always friendly and generous. People work for money, we all know that.

He continued: “This is what bothers me the most – no whisper from you David to show solidarity, your support for the practical massacre of migrant workers. No Whisper by, not a Whisper David to support LGBTQIA+ communities who are constantly at risk.

“The decision to allegedly take £150m over 15 years is quite greedy, for you, your team and your advisers to bury your head in the sand is disgusting and cowardly.”

The Pop Idol winner, who wrote a book in 2020 exploring his experience of gay shame, then urged the sportsman to donate £1 million a year to LGBTQIA+ charities in Qatar. Give because he is a paid ambassador.

“Can anything be salvaged from this hideous deal?” Willie asked. “Perhaps these funds can help provide much-needed protection to those living in terror while your posters smile at the people of Qatar.”

Will’s message comes after Joe Lycett donated £10,000 of his own money to LGBTQ+ charities after he urged Beckham to end his ambassadorship deal before the tournament begins.

The comedian was seen raking in the cash in a video shared on social media on the day of the opening match of the World Cup, but later revealed that he didn’t actually waste the money and donated it instead.

David Beckham has been contacted for comment.

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