David Beckham Is Giving His Entire Team Salary To Charity

David Beckham Is Giving His Entire Team Salary To Charity
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David Beckham has finally left sunny southern California after signing a five-month deal with French club Paris St. Germain. And while he isn’t making top dollar like he once used to command, he isn’t demanding it either.

Beckham revealed at his introductory press conference that he won’t be accepting a salary, but instead directing it to a local charity in the city.

“We’ve decided on something that’s quite unique. Throughout this time now 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.

“It’s something I’m not sure has been done before, but I’m passionate about children and the charity, so we came together and it’s something special.”

Some are speculating that tax reasons also had a role in his decision to forgo a salary. We call those people haters.

Beckham ended his six-year stint in the U.S. last month after winning two MLS Cups and moved back to London with his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria, and their four children. Now his family will be just a short flight or train ride away from the Champs-Élysées.

At PSG, Beckham will be hoping to win a league title in a fourth country, having already enjoyed success in England with Manchester United, Spain with Real Madrid and the U.S. with the L.A Galaxy.

The 37-year-old is looking to close out his playing career on a high note and how better than by donating to a noble cause? Cheers to the Becks.

Kyle Moore | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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