There is just over a year before the start of the program World Cup Qatar 2022, a version that generates expectations not only because it takes place in an unusual month (November), but also because it is the first to be held in an Islamic country.
At the same time, due to the economic level that the country is dealing with, it is also expected to be One of the most luxurious events of the World Cup Recently, Qatari executives aim to achieve this when hiring great personalities to promote the event.
The latest to join the extensive list of former football ambassadors is David Beckham, as long as the file Two express requests Created by the ex-England player to protect his image in a country known worldwide for its existence A clear violation of human rights.
In total, the current owner of MLS Inter Miami will receive 175 million euros To become the new face of the Qatar World Cup 2022. But the agreement does not end with the international championship, but rather It will last for the next ten yearsIt will also have to promote tourism and the culture of the country.
Realizing what his image represents around the world, for his signature stamp, the former Real Madrid midfielder would have demanded two points to be achieved during the World Cup.
in the first place Request to allow rainbow flags to be displayed in all stadiums (representing the LGBT community as a symbol of pride for different sexual orientations and gender identities), as well as ensuring the safety of fans. It must be remembered that homosexuality in Qatar is still a crime.
Secondly, the 46-year-old businessman wants to get it The presence of women in the World Cup stadiums is guaranteed.
If these demands are met with the consent of his wife Victoria Beckham, who also consistently shows support for the LGBT community, the former player will join an already made up list of other names such as Cafu, Ronald de Boer, Cahill, Eto’o and Xavi Hernandez.
However, the decision to become the face of Qatar 2022 is already starting to generate some criticism in the environment. The famous British human rights activist, Peter TatchellHe echoed the news and confirmed in an interview with daily Mail which – which, “It’s really disappointing” The fact that Beckham accepted the deal
“I hope he thinks about it again because he made a big mistake.”, was sentenced. On the other hand, the Qatari government was very excited by a statement: “By appointing David, we hope that more Westerners will be encouraged to see its beautiful beaches, vast expanses of sand dunes and stunning skyscrapers.”