David Beckham ‘gets a seven-figure sum after signing promotional deal with Doritos’

David Beckham is said to have struck another big financial deal as part of his participation in the Qatar World Cup this year.

The former footballer secured a seven-figure deal from sponsor Doritos, to appear in television and print ads during the tournament in November, having previously signed a controversial £10m contract to be the face of the country’s tourism board,

according to the sunDavid will appear in advertisements alongside NFL star Peyton Manning, as the pair joke about the two different kinds of “soccer.”

Making money: David Beckham has reportedly signed a seven-figure deal with Doritos, sponsors of the controversial Qatar World Cup.

A source who said the promo has already been filmed said: “This is a huge campaign for two of the world’s most famous athletes, centered around the biggest tournament on the planet.

“It’s huge money for both – but countering anything with the Qatar link will always be contentious.”

MailOnline contacted David Beckham’s representatives for comment.

Divisive: The former footballer has signed a controversial £10m deal to be the face of a tourism board, in the Gulf state, where homosexuals are persecuted and misogyny.

Divisive: The former footballer has signed a controversial £10m deal to be the face of a tourism board, in the Gulf state, where homosexuals are persecuted and misogyny.

David has been embroiled in promotions for the 2022 World Cup in controversy, since he signed a £10m deal to be the face of the tournament and host nation Qatar.

Until his appearance in a promotional video last month, Beckham had not acknowledged the controversial contract to promote the Gulf state, where homosexuals are subject to persecution and misogyny.

It is still illegal for people to be gay in Qatar and women face discrimination from the male guardianship system that forces them to seek consent to marry, study or travel.

Recently: The former footballer insisted that his involvement with Qatar provides the opportunity to bring about change from within and

Recently: The former footballer insisted that his involvement with Qatar provides the opportunity to bring about change from within and “use football as a force for good”

The Guardian, citing official figures, reported that more than 6,500 migrant workers died there while building infrastructure for the tournament.

The former footballer insisted that his involvement with Qatar provides the opportunity to bring about change from within and “use football as a force for good”.

Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Group CEO of Qatar Airways, said: “I am delighted to welcome David to Qatar, where he is immersed in the culture and firsthand experience of the warm hospitality of the people.

I encourage the millions who cross Qatar every year to follow in David’s footsteps and create their own exciting memories and adventures.

“We have something for everyone at an incredible value, whether it’s sun, sea, sand, rich heritage and culture, amazing nature or a modern and fun city vacation.”

Divisive: The Mail on Sunday revealed Beckham's Qatar deal last February, which angered critics

Divisive: The Mail on Sunday revealed Beckham’s Qatar deal last February, which angered critics

The Mail on Sunday newspaper revealed Beckham’s deal with Qatar last February, which angered critics.

“We urge him to learn about the deeply worrying human rights situation in Qatar and to be prepared to speak out about it,” Amnesty said at the time.

Those close to Beckham say he was stunned and frightened when he was convicted over the controversial deal.

They told The Mail: “It is not surprising that David Beckham would like to take part in such a major football event, but we urge him to learn about the deeply worrying human rights situation in Qatar and be prepared to talk about it.

Qatar’s human rights record is worrying, from the country’s longstanding mistreatment of migrant workers, to restrictions on freedom of expression and the criminalization of same-sex relationships.

David Beckham should use his unique global profile to keep the world focused on the human rights issues surrounding matches, not just playing on the pitch.

The FIFA World Cup will run from November 21 to December 18 and is the first to be held in the Arab world.

Beckham was widely praised for helping to address the stigma of gay athletes by agreeing to appear on the cover of Attitude in 2002.

Disturbing: Beckhams close to him say he was exposed to

Disturbing: Beckham’s people say he was “stunned and frightened” when he was convicted over the controversial deal