Lycett shreds ‘bull****’ Beckham’s face after admitting £10K went to charity

Joe Lycett has revealed the truth behind his controversial action to shred £10,000 after calling David Beckham out for taking on a role as ambassador for Qatar.

On Sunday, the comedian went ahead with his pledge to destroy the money after Beckham failed to respond to his initial video. In that post, made last week before the World Cup got underway, Lycett asked the footballing legend to pull out of his deal with Qatar, where it is illegal to be gay and can see those persecuted thrown in prison or even killed.

If Becks did, then Joe would donate the money to LGBTQ+ charities, however, without a reply, the 34-year-old appeared to shred £10K – but has since revealed the truth by stating that he had already donated the cash but insisted that Beckham has lost his status as a "gay icon".

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“This is my final message to David Beckham,” he said. “It’s me! That p**** who shredded loads of money in a cost-of-living crisis. So, where we? I would never destroy real money. I would never be so irresponsible.

“I never expected to hear from you. It was an empty threat designed to get people talking. In many ways, it was like your deal with Qatar, David. Total bulls*** from the start. I’m not even queer! Only joking.”

To end the video, Lycett pulled out a cover of gay magazine Attitude, which donned Beckham on the front back in 2002 – the first time a Premier League footballer had appeared on a LGBTQ+ mag.

He then shredded the cover after clarifying that he had asked Attitude if he had permission, to which they replied that they were "more than happy to oblige".

It has been reported that Beckham had accepted a deal worth £150m over 10 years to be an ambassador for the country despite initially joining a bid to overturn the decision to hand Qatar the World Cup.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star recently defended his decision in a pre-recorded video at a youth festival before the World Cup got underway.


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