A BRITISH double Olympic silver medallist has lost sponsors, and He is being threatened with suspension or even expulsion from British Gymnastics.
All this because he supposedly ‘Mocked Islam’ in a leaked video.
Online Muslim community has also threatened him by calling him a ‘Kuffar–infidel.’
Louis Smith was drunk when he filmed a friend and fellow gymnast. They were pretending to pray in an Islamic style and uttering Islamic phrases like ‘Allahu Akbar.’
After this video had gone viral, they apologised to the public for their behaviour. But despite an apology, Mr.Smith will face the consequences for the video.
The former sponsor of Mr.Simth, Milano Pro Sports, has distanced himself from him.
“Whilst Louis Smith has appeared in brochures for us in the past we have no current relationship with him and have no plans to do so in the future,” the company told City A.M.
Moreover, British Gymnastics have launched an investigation.
They said in a statement:
“British Gymnastics does not condone the mocking of any faith or religion and is appalled by such behaviours.”
“Gymnastics is an inclusive sport and we are proud of members who portray the inclusive values of British Gymnastics. Members who break our code of conduct can face suspension or expulsion from our organisation.”