After tweeting a picture of himself praying in a mosque, British boxing world champions Anthony Joshua has been attacked with lots of anti Muslim abuse.
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title holder shared on his Twitter handle a picture where he prayed in a Dubai Mosque, but was greeted with torrents of abuse from so-called fans criticizing his faith.
It was stated that some men have also reached out to the prime minister Theresa May for Anthony Joshua to be deported for being a Muslim.
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The 27-year-old boxer was said not to conform to one religion, but has an interest in many of them.
''I'm not going to dig anyone for their beliefs or anything like that, but I definitely feel religion is a big part of life, whether you believe in it or not, in everyone's day-to-day life religion's a big part.
''Prayer and so on, and beliefs is definitely important to me. I don't have a preferred religion - I'd have to do research.
''I was born a Christian but as I've grown into my own man and I don't attach myself to a religion - 100 per cent I have faith.
'Then it's locking into what suits me,'' Anthony Joshua explained
Anthony Joshua is expected to defend his title against Wladimir Klitschko in a fight billed to hold on April 29, 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London.