Joe Lycett takes swipe at West Brom during David Beckham ultimatum video
West Brom fan Joe Lycett couldn’t help taking a swipe at Albion during his Qatar World Cup ultimatum video to David Beckham
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Joe Lycett is one of West Brom’s most famous supporters.
The Birmingham-born comedian, who is from Hall Green, previously revealed that he started supporting West Brom back in 2012, and he even went on a hilarious Twitter rant when Albion lost 3-2 to Birmingham City in 2019.
Lycett has made headlines once again this week. He posted a message on his social media pages to David Beckham, telling him that he will donate £10,000 to charities that support gay people in football if the former Manchester United midfielder pulls out of World Cup deal with Qatar. However, Lycett said he will shred the money if he doesn’t.
Beckham has recently come under fire as he penned a deal with Qatar to be their ambassador for a reported £10 million. Homosexuality is illegal in the gulf state, and Beckham has previously been viewed as LGBT+ ally.
And during the video, Lycett couldn’t help but taking a swipe at Albion. In his message to Beckham, Lycett said: “You’ve always talked about football as a force for good, which suggests to me that you’ve never seen West Brom.”
It’s probably safe to say Lycett hasn’t always particularly enjoyed supporting the Baggies in recent years.
What was his full message to Beckham?
In the video, Lycett said:“This is a message to David Beckham. I consider you, along with Kim Woodburn and Monty Don, to be a gay icon.
“You’re the first premiership footballer to do shoots with gay magazines like Attitude, to speak openly about your gay fans, and you married a Spice Girl, which is the gayest thing a human being can do.
“But now it’s 2022. And you signed a reported £10m deal with Qatar to be their ambassador during the FIFA World Cup. Qatar was voted as one of the worst places in the world to be gay. Homosexuality is illegal, punishable by imprisonment and, if you’re Muslim, possibly even death.”
Lycett continued to say: “If you end your relationship with Qatar, I’ll donate this £10,000 of my own money, as a grand for every million you’re reportedly getting, to charities that support queer people in football.
“However, if you do not, by midday next Sunday [20 November] I will throw this money into a shredder just before the opening ceremony of the World Cup and stream it live on a website I’ve registered called benderslikebeckham.com.”
Beckham is yet to respond to Lycett’s ultimatum.