Olympic legend Mo Farah has been subjected to vicious on-line abuses after wishing his followers a “Merry Christmas”. The incident came about days after boxing legend Amir Khan received death threats over a Christmas tree picture he shared on social media.
On 25 December, Farah shared a selfie along with his 660,000 followers on Instagram. The four-time Olympic gold medal winner wore a Santa hat within the image and used a festive filter. He additionally shared an lovely snap the place his household wore Christmas jumpers.
Nonetheless, not many have been impressed along with his festive fervour as some offended followers blasted the sports activities legend, saying “You might be Muslim you’ll be able to’t do that.”
“Is he Muslim anymore,” an web person questioned whereas one other slammed him saying, “Disgrace on you Mr Mohamed.”
“It is a disgrace to have a good time a Christmas pageant as a Muslim individual and it isn’t allowed to put on that Christmas hat,” one other person wrote making an attempt to disgrace the 34-year-old long-distance runner, who’s a practising Muslim.
One other Instagram person slammed the “Christian” pageant and wrote, “The PROTHET ‘SCW’ stated…. “most of your sins are due to your tongues, so when you’ve got nothing good to say … then stay silent.! MO FARAH aren’t u Muslim??? wtf is unsuitable with u !! simply to get some funs .. proper !! disgrace on u man.”
“You might be portraying pagan vacation characters… that is unsuitable and Allah is most merciful so please repent and take away this,” one other hateful remark learn.
Some followers of Sir Mo, who was knighted by the Queen this 12 months, nevertheless, jumped in to assist their idol and congratulated him for bridging the spiritual hole. “Pleased Christmas Mo Farah. Your message of peace and goodwill to folks of different religions is way appreciated. I hope you loved the day with your loved ones and all the most effective for 2018,” learn one remark.
“Individuals calling Mo out for saying Merry Xmas must get actual. Does that robotically make him Christian? If a non-Muslim was to say Eid Mubarak, like a few of my non-muslim colleague, say to me, does this imply they’ve someway stated their shahada with out you not to mention them understanding about it and develop into Muslim,” one other fan defended the Olympic champion.
Farah was born in Somaliland, however later moved to the UK when he was eight and have become common as a proficient athlete. He’s reportedly Britain’s most profitable distance runner ever.