Anthony Joshua subjected to racist and Islamophobic abuse after posting photo inside a Mosque

Anthony Joshua, the British heavyweight boxing champion, has been subjected to vile anti-Islamic abuse after posting a picture of himself praying in a Mosque.

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The boxing sensation shared the photo to his 800,000 Twitter followers earlier today and to almost 2 million followers on Instagram.

Since posting the image he has become a target of twitter trolls and racists, with some claiming they will no longer support him.

Some of the comments left on Joshua’s twitter included:

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Joshua posted the photo with 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),’

He is not understood to be a practising Muslim but posted the image after experiencing the culture with friends who are Muslim.

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Joshua doesn’t seem to fazed by the abuse and remains focused on his showdown with Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in what will be a box office record-breaking fight with over 80,000 tickets already sold.

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