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Beckham’s ‘£150 million deal to be a World Cup ambassador for Qatar 2022’ has angered fans.

Beckham's '£150 million deal to be a World Cup ambassador for Qatar 2022' has angered fans.

There’s been significant backlash directed at David Beckham following news of a $175 million ambassadorial contract with Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Beckham's '£150 million deal to be a World Cup ambassador for Qatar 2022' has angered fans.

As he prepares to serve as England’s World Cup host in 2022, they are calling for him to be removed from his UNICEF role due to the country’s poor human rights record. England legend Joe Hart has also been accused of sportswashing.

After signing a two-year, $277 million sponsorship contract, David Beckham will be the face of the Qatar World Cup next month.

For the following ten years, his contract as England’s global ambassador will pay him £15 million every year.

The Sun says that he visited Doha, Qatar’s capital, earlier this month for a week-long tour of stadiums and meetings with dignitaries in preparation for the tournament there next year.

Taking to Twitter, the account End Sportswashing wrote: ‘Very disappointing decision by David Beckham to sell his image to this #sportswashing exercise.

‘He should instead be using his position to draw attention to Qatar’s human rights record and treatment of it’s migrant workers.’

One user on Twitter commented: ‘@UNICEF Your ‘ambassador’ David Beckham has just taken £22 million from Qatar to ‘promote’ the World Cup, a country with horrendous human rights violations.

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