David Beckham lands MASSIVE seven-figure paycheck to deal with Qatar’s controversial World Cup ad campaign
DAVID Beckham has landed another multi-million pound payday for presenting a new advertising campaign for the Qatar World Cup.
The former England captain, 47, is pocketing a seven-figure sum with former NFL ace Peyton Manning, 46, to star in TV and print adverts for Doritos sponsors.
Becks and his American football counterpart shot the campaign in the UK this week.
The parody jokes about the differences between the two forms of “football”.
A source said: “This is a megabucks campaign for two of the world’s most famous sportspeople, centered around the biggest tournament on the planet.
“It’s a lot of money for both of you, but facing anything with a Qatar connection is always going to have an element of controversy.”
Becks’ involvement as the face of the event has been controversial, drawing widespread criticism after he landed an estimated £10m+ deal to act as the tournament’s ambassador.
The country has very restrictive laws on women’s rights.
Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Beckham’s spokesman recently said: “David has been a regular visitor to Qatar for over a decade.
“He always talked about the power of football as a force for good
Yesterday it was announced that England captain Harry Kane, 29, will wear a rainbow-themed ‘One Love’ armband during matches at the tournament as a sign of support for equal rights.