Teaspoon Like Beckham

image of David Beckham at a press conference
Becks at the press conference in which he announced the donation of his salary.

In case you forgot for a moment that David Beckham is the greatest, here is a reminder that David Beckham is the greatest [H/T to Jess]:
"It has never been about the biggest contract or the money," said David Beckham in his press conference today announcing his five-month deal to join Paris Saint-Germain of the French Ligue 1.

"It's always been about playing football. I've been lucky to achieve what I've achieved and earned what I've earned."

The 37-year old highest paid soccer player in the world's most popular sport put his money where his mouth is. The "huge sum" Beckham confirmed he would earn — estimated at €800,000 ($1 million) a month, nearly double his salary at his previous club, the Los Angeles Galaxy — will all be donated to a yet-to-be-named Parisien children's charity.

It's a move in line with Beckham's (and his wife, Victoria's) philanthropic efforts. As a UNICEF ambassador since 1999, he has championed such childhood causes as malnutrition, domestic abuse and trafficking among others. The power couple also operates a charity to provide wheelchairs to disabled youth.
The Beckhams can afford it. They're already very wealthy, and he'll still make fuckloads of cash from endorsements. But there aren't a lot of people who can afford to donate a million dollars a month (!) to charity, and precious few of the ones who can, do.

That is a big teaspoon.

[Note: I am not saying that David Beckham is perfect! I am sure he has all kinds of human flaws, like unexamined privilege or forgetting to put his stinky socks in the hamper! I am just saying he's PRETTY GREAT!]

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