posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 02:35 AM
This is a nice story amongst the usual stories of players being paid too much these days...
David Beckham Gives PSG Salary To Charity
David Beckham will not receive a salary after signing a contract with Paris St Germain, but will instead see his wages paid to a children's
As the former England captain was unveiled by the French Ligue 1 club at a news conference, he described the five-month deal as "unique". "I
won't receive any salary - we have decided my salary will go towards a local children's charity in Paris and that is one of the things we are very
excited and proud to do," he said.
It was not immediately clear how much the as yet unidentified charity would receive, but Beckham said it would be a "huge sum".
Yes there will still be the haters out there when it comes to David Beckham, but this time i think the guy did good.
Ok he doesn't exactly need five months salary to keep the bills paid, so it will be no big loss to him, but it's still a nice gesture. This will be
at least a six figure sum going to a kids charity.
Just imagine if every Premiership footballer donated just a weeks salary to a chosen charity.....now that would be something.
Although not on the same scale, we did the same in the army back in the late 80's. Our unit donated a months wages to a charity helping to build
schools and fresh water to parts of Africa. We got fed and watered and our bills paid anyway, so what we got in our payslips was spending money.....so
it didn't affect us as much as it impacted those we gave it to.
Nice one Becks....hopefully it may catch on here in the UK.