David Beckham lands MASSIVE seven-figure pay cheque to front controversial Qatar World Cup ad campaign

    DAVID Beckham has landed yet another multi-million pound pay day for fronting a new Qatar World Cup advertising campaign.

    The ex-England captain, 47, is pocketing a seven figure sum with former NFL ace Peyton Manning, 46, to star in TV and print ads for sponsors Doritos.

    David Beckham has landed yet another multi-million pound pay day

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    David Beckham has landed yet another multi-million pound pay dayCredit: Getty
    The ex-England captain will front a new Qatar World Cup advertising campaign

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    The ex-England captain will front a new Qatar World Cup advertising campaignCredit: Getty

    Becks and his American Football counterpart shot the campaign in the UK this week.

    The spoof jokes about the differences between the two forms of “football”.

    A source said: “This is a megabucks campaign for two of the most famous sportsmen in the world, centred around the planet’s biggest tournament.

    “It’s huge money for both of them — but fronting anything with a Qatar link is always going to have an element of controversy.”

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    Becks’s involvement as a face of the event has been controversial, attracting widespread criticism after he landed a deal thought to be worth more than £10million to act as an ambassador for the tournament.

    The country has highly restrictive laws on women’s rights.

    Homosexuality is illegal and punishable with up to seven years in prison.

    Beckham’s spokesperson recently said: “David has been visiting Qatar regularly for over a decade.

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    “He’s always talked about the power of football as a force for good

    Yesterday, it was announced England captain Harry Kane, 29, will wear a rainbow-themed “One Love” armband during the tournament’s games in a display of support for equal rights.

    England legend David Beckham speaks with Nasser al-Khelaifi, chairman of Qatar Sports Investments

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    England legend David Beckham speaks with Nasser al-Khelaifi, chairman of Qatar Sports InvestmentsCredit: AFP

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