Will Young penned a fierce open letter to David Beckham over his controversial £10million deal to act as an ambassador for the World Cup in Qatar.The former England captain is among many celebrities facing backlash for promoting Qatar during the World Cup.
The singer urged Beckham to donate to LGBTQ+ charities and called his reported £10m deal “odious”.The 2022 tournament kicked off on 20 November in Gulf state, where homosexuality is illegal and anyone found participating in same-sex sexual activity can be punished with up to seven years in prison.
The Pop Idol winner slammed the former Manchester United star for being silent about the backlash and not speaking out for the LGBTQ+ community. "Qatar is of course not the only country in the world with appalling records on human rights.
The argument that sport is not political is duplicitous and two faced. Look at South Africa during apartheid, look at Russia now.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk