David Beckham has reportedly landed another big-money deal as part of his involvement in Qatar’s upcoming World Cup.
The former footballer has landed a seven-figure deal from sponsor Doritos, to appear in TV and print adverts during the tournament which is set to begin in November, after previously signing a controversial £10 million contract to be the face of the country’s tourism board.
According to The Sun, Beckham will appear in the adverts alongside NFL star Peyton Manning, where the pair joke about the two different types of ‘football’.
The decision to award Qatar the World Cup and move its usual summer date caused a stir, as well as the country’s attitude towards major social issues has also raised concerns. That includes restrictive laws on women’s rights, while homosexuality is illegal and punishable with up to seven years in prison.
Beckham’s spokesperson has defended his decision, stating: “David has been visiting Qatar regularly for over a decade. He’s always talked about the power of football as a force for good.”
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