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Boxer Anthony Joshua Recieves Anti Muslim Abuse After Photo In Mosque

Undefeated IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua receives a torrent of abuse after tweeting a picture inside a mosque in Dubai

The 27-year-old boxer, Anthony Joshua tweeted a photo of him wearing traditional Islamic clothing, kneeling inside a mosque with his friends while vacationing in Dubai.

The picture which carried the caption ‘Besides luck, hard work & talent.. Prayer is a solid foundation. It was nice to join my brother as he led through afternoon prayer (asr),’ received a large amount of anti-Muslim abuse as many of his followers and fans showed their distaste in him showing respect to the Islamic faith.

Some of the hate included:

Anthony Joshua who also has been awarded an MBE and won gold at the 2012 Olympics, recieved messages of support from his real fans.

Anthony Joshua has stated his connection with religion in past interviews, in an interview with Daily Mail, "Prayer is a method practised from ancient days, so it's very important for us to maintain a spiritual connection, something that people, gladiators would do years ago, so we're just maintaining that routine,". He went on to say, "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 I don't attach myself to a religion; 100 percent I have faith. Then it's locking into what suits me."

Anthony's next fight is against formidable Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley