Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed he did not really shred £10,000 during

a protest against David Beckham's role as an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup.

Lycett livestreamed himself apparently destroying the cash on Sunday after

the ex-England footballer did not respond to his ultimatum to drop the job in support of LGBT people.

On Monday, Lycett confirmed he had in fact donated the money to charity.

He said destroying the cash would have been "irresponsible".

Some LGBT fans have boycotted the Fifa Men's World Cup over Qatar's

treatment of gay people, as same-sex relationships are criminalised in the country.

"In fact, the 10 grand had already been donated to LGBTQ+ charities before

I even pressed send on the initial tweet last week."

"I would never destroy real money," he told his followers, "I would never be so irresponsible."