British boxer Amir Khan has slammed critics of a picture he posted to social media on Christmas Day of him and his family dressed in festive regalia, saying he is ‘shocked by all the hate’.
Khan, a Muslim, posted the picture of he and his wife Faryal Makhdoom, along with their two daughters, dressed in pyjama bottoms and t-shirts reading ‘Daddy Deer’ to mark Christmas Day on Wednesday, but apparently spent the next hours siphoning through his notifications after a string of offensive replies.
Having he had his fill of the criticism, the former Olympic silver medalist then took to Twitter to hit back at his Christmas critics – and was backed by several prominent names on the social media platform.
“So shocked by all the hate I’m getting on my Twitter & instagram for wishing everyone Merry Christmas and posting a picture with my family in Christmas outfits,” Khan wrote.
“Just want to tell those people ‘I don’t give a f**k.'”