Football legend David Beckham has reportedly been forced out of a hotel in Qatar worth $36,000 a night.
The 47-year-old former England captain is employed by the host nation to promote the FIFA World Cup, as well as wider tourism in the Gulf country.
It’s a lucrative assignment – reportedly paid $17m for the World Cup spell alone – but one that has drawn plenty of criticism.
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Beckham marched as an icon of the gay community for two decades, but homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and punishable by jail or death if you’re a Muslim.
The sports icon was booked at the Mandarin Oriental in Doha according to multiple reports, where he had stayed in the Baraha View Suite – for which guests pay an exorbitant price.
But the Mail Online reports that last week fans learned of Beckham’s whereabouts, making it potentially dangerous for him and forcing him to change hotels discreetly.
It is not suggested that Beckham had a run-in with any fans while there.
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