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Boxer criticized for posting image of praying in mosque

DUBAI: Star boxer Anthony Joshua has become a target of criticism after he posted a picture of him praying in a Dubai mosque.

He posted a photo-tweet on his Twitter page with caption reading: ‘Besides luck, hard work & talent.. Prayer is a solid foundation. It was nice to join my brother as he led through afternoon prayer (asr).’

Joshua has 800,000 followers on Twitter. He also shared the photo on his Instagram profile where he has around 2 million followers.

The athlete is understood as not a practising Muslim.

However, he received a torrid of criticism over posting the picture.

However, several of his supporters stated that the picture exposed many of his “fake fans” and stood by him.

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