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“I’ll shred your status as a gay icon”: David Beckham handed World Cup ultimatum by comedian Joe Lycett



David Beckham looks on prior to the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Final match between Tunisia and Algeria at Al Bayt Stadium. Inset, comedian Joe Lycett

David Beckham has received an ultimatum from comedian Joe Lycett to withdraw his support for the World Cup in Qatar.

Lycett, whose comedy brand has incorporated activism in the past, such as legally changing his name to Hugo Boss and hosting a Pride event in his hometown, posted a video to his social media over the weekend criticizing the Beckham’s involvement in the 2022 World Cup.