David Beckham: Parisian Good GuyBy: The Offside | January 31st, 2013
What is easily the biggest transfer news of deadline day has become the best: David Beckham’s move to Paris will see him net nothing, as all of his salary will go to a local children’s charity.
David Beckham has revealed he will donate all the wages from his five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain to charity. The former England captain, 37, completed his move to the Qatari-owned club after passing a medical in Paris on Thursday morning. Beckham, who had been a free agent since leaving Los Angeles Galaxy just before Christmas, said: “We’ve decided on something that’s quite unique. I won’t receive any salary: we’ve decided my salary will go towards a local children’s charity in Paris and that’s one of the things we’re very excited and proud to do.
The man isn’t in need of money, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a wonderful gesture. There are a good number of athletes who would still do nothing but watch their bank account go up.
This move has also allowed for some truly horrific Photoshop jobs, so there’s that added bonus too.