FIFA World Cup 2022: David Beckham faces backlash for becoming Qatar World Cup’s ambassador – Check Why?

FIFA World Cup 2022: Former Real Madrid star David Beckham faces backlash for becoming Qatar World Cup's ambassador - Check Why?
FIFA World Cup 2022: Former Real Madrid star David Beckham faces backlash for becoming Qatar World Cup's ambassador - Check Why?

FIFA World Cup: David Beckham faces criticism: David Beckham is under fresh pressure to condemn worker exploitation in Qatar. Ever since Qatar was awarded the rights to host 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, human rights issues in the host country have been under scrutiny.

Amnesty International has been trying to create awareness regarding the problem of Human Rights in the Asian nation, when Amnesty International found that their message is fading ahead of the World Cup, an official decided to call out Beckham, who is also UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador, makes £15million a year from Qatar. The Amnesty international official urged him to speak up regarding the issue.

FIFA World Cup 2022: David Beckham faces backlash for becoming Qatar World Cup’s ambassador – Check Why?

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Speaking on the same issue, Amnesty International’s UK chief executive Sacha Deshmukh said, “Qatar’s human rights record is troubling, from the country’s longstanding mistreatment of migrant workers to its curbs on free speech and the criminalization of same-sex relations, it’s not surprising that David Beckham wants to be involved in such a major football event, but we would urge him to learn about the deeply concerning human rights situation in Qatar and be prepared to speak out about it,”

“The FA is part of the UEFA Working Group on Workers’ Rights in Qatar and can press the Doha authorities over strengthening migrant worker protections, investigating worker deaths and helping to fashion a tournament with a genuinely positive legacy It’s more important than ever that England’s coaching staff, players and supporters raise human rights issues ahead of next year’s kick-off.” Deshmukh added.

FIFA World Cup 2022: David Beckham faces backlash for becoming Qatar World Cup’s ambassador – Check Why?

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A spokesperson from Beckham’s camp said when details of his ambassadorial role were announced, “David has been visiting Qatar regularly for over a decade and went on to play for PSG so he has seen the passion for football in the country and the long-term commitment that’s been made to hosting this World Cup and delivering a lasting legacy for the region. He’s always talked about the power of football as a force for good. As we reach the one year to go point, he joins the wider football community that is coming together for the World Cup 2022 and he’s looking forward to what he thinks will be a great tournament.

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FIFA World Cup 2022: David Beckham faces backlash for becoming Qatar World Cup’s ambassador – Check Why?