Joe Lycett criticised for threatening to shred £10,000
Joe Lycett has been criticised on social media for threatening to shred £10,000.
“In the event you finish your relationship with Qatar, I’ll donate this 10 grand of my very own cash as a grand for each million you’re reportedly getting, to charities that help queer folks in soccer,” Lycett mentioned within the video.
“Nevertheless, if you don’t, by noon subsequent Sunday, I’ll throw this cash right into a shredder simply earlier than the opening ceremony of the World Cup and stream it stay on an internet site I’ve registered known as benderslikebeckham.com.
“Not simply the cash, but additionally your standing as a homosexual icon will likely be shredded, you’ll be forcing me to commit against the law.”
Many responded to Lycett’s video to induce him to rethink the shredding. “Please don’t shred the cash. That’s a lifeline to a small charity,” one particular person tweeted.
Please do not shred the cash. That is a lifeline to a small charity.
— Gary Bell 🌞 (@GeeBee2166) November 14, 2022
One other particular person wrote: “May you embody a clause that the £10k might truly go to a trigger as a substitute of being wasted? Masses obtainable. Or possibly to Beckham’s pet hate. However not completely wasted.”
“For the love of Christ, Joe, don’t ACTUALLY waste that actually life-changing amount of cash for the sake of naming and shaming a celeb footballer,” a 3rd particular person added.
“That will be genuinely obscene, & not remotely constructive. You’re going to make use of it for good as a substitute, proper?”
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For the love of Christ, Joe, don’t ACTUALLY waste that actually life-changing amount of cash for the sake of naming and shaming a celeb footballer. That will be genuinely obscene, & not remotely constructive.
You’re going to make use of it for good as a substitute, proper?
— Fly🪶 (@flockofwords) November 13, 2022
No @joelycett do not shred £10k (I actually suppose you’ll do it !) Whereas I totally help your stance that cash might assist do good. Please simply give it to any charity of your alternative as a substitute.
As for David Beckham – please rethink your alternative.
— Martin Corridor (@DynomotHall) November 13, 2022
Please take into consideration the selection to shred the money to make some extent. I stay in Splott in Cardiff and the poverty is insane. I really feel like I am a queer ally, and perceive the purpose, however I see so many single moms unable to feed their youngsters with the meals co-op I volunteer with
— Kristoffer Huball (he/him) (@KHuball) November 13, 2022
I respect the sentiment behind this, however with all due respect Mr Lycett, you do realise that in the event you truly shred the cash, you can be the unhealthy man right here, proper?
— Matt Whetter (@JetSetJaguar) November 13, 2022
That is nice, however please don’t shred that cash – so many individuals (like myself) are combating a scarcity of cash & it makes me really feel unhappy in the identical method as after I learn Boris Johnson burned a £50 notice in entrance of a homeless particular person (I do know the context is totally completely different);
— LyVa (@lyndsayva) November 13, 2022
Elsewhere, England supervisor Gareth Southgate has mentioned that his gamers will converse out about human rights abuses within the host nation throughout the event.
Talking after asserting his 26-man squad for the event, which sees England going through Iran for his or her first match on Monday, November 21, Southgate insisted his workforce will likely be open about points surrounding the placement of the World Cup.