Are British gymnastics run by a Sharia court?
Four-time medalist Louis Smith has been banned for two months after appearing to mock Islam in a video. This is just outrageous.
The video has even resulted in Smith receiving death threats.
He explained on TV that he and others were singing and acting out Disney movies and songs. When they got to Aladdin, they needed a 'magic carpet' and then things got off course.
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According to the BBC, Smith was laughing while filming retired gymnast Luke Carson mimicking Islamic prayer practices. He then sent it to a group chat with friends and the media got a hold of it.
In the video obtained by The Sun, Smith is heard yelling 'Allahu Akbar'.
British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen said “It is regrettable that following a historic summer of achievement, the organisation finds itself in this difficult position with two high-profile members in breach of our standards of conduct.”
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