Amir Khan has hit back after he was abused online for sharing a photo of his family at Christmas.
The boxer was trolled after he posted a picture on his Twitter and Instagram of himself, his wife and their children wearing festive pyjamas.
People called out the Bolton born fighter, who is Muslim, for celebrating a Christian holiday.
The image shows Amir, his wife Faryal Makhdoom and their daughters Lamaisah and Alayna wearing reindeer-themed pyjamas in front of a Christmas tree.
He wrote in the caption: “Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday! Merry Christmas”.
Some people took offense to the happy family image, however, with one saying: “We muslims celebrate Eid. Not Christmas. Amir, you won’t ever be accepted by them no matter how christmassy you get”.
Another added: “Brother Muslims are not supposed to wish, because there is wrong faith behind this, May Allah Almighty guide us all in the straight path”.
Amir didn’t stay silent, sending another tweet where he had a simple message for the haters: “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. Just want to tell those people ‘I don’t give a f**k’”.
And people were quick to support him, with one writing: “You are allowed to celebrate Christmas as you wish. I hope you and your family had a lovely time”.
Another fan wrote: “Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Amir.”
Liam Gallagher sends Noel birthday message and sparks fresh Oasis reunion hopes
What’s the story?
Liam Gallagher has tweeted his brother and ex-bandmate during lockdown for his birthday.
The brothers are often involved in a bitter war of words but today saw Liam take to Twitter to write: “Happy birthday Rkid have a good 1 love you long time LG x”, for Noel’s 53rd birthday.
Fans responded with praise, with one writing: “that’s very beautiful Liam” to which he replied “Beautiful is my middle name.”
The two brothers have been publicly feuding since Noel announced he quit the band in August 2009. Since then, there have been countless digs from the brothers and little hope of them making up.
But Liam raised hopes of the Oasis reunion we’ve all been after in the replies to his birthday message.
One fan replied to the birthday tweet saying: “Are you still hopefull that Oasis will be once again?” – to which the singer responded with ‘More than ever’, so fingers crossed we’re closer to seeing the band get back together.
Liam has also shown his softer side in lockdown reaching out to his sometime rival Robbie Williams to send support over family issues.
He wrote: “Oi Robbie balboa it’s LG I hear you got shit going down in your fam I’m sorry to hear that love n light going out to your family stay cool and in tune LG x”.
It looks like Robbie Williams appreciated the message, responding with: “Brother.that means a lot to me ..Carry on being celestial .the world needs you .Your fan rob”
Liam has also announced a free arena show for NHS workers following the hard work during the coronavirus crisis.
The show was announced again on his Twitter, with Liam wrote: “It’s an honour to announce that I will be doing a gig for the NHS and careworkers at London’s TheO2 on October 29th. They do an incredible job, we are very lucky to have them. LG x”
There’s also more hope than ever before we might see Oasis again, with the singer putting out a demand for an Oasis reunion with all the proceeds going to the NHS just a week before announcing his solo gig.
We can always dream…
Hilarious Lidl story goes viral but people can’t work out if it’s a joke
A weekly shop gone wrong…
One person’s tale of their lockdown visit to Lidl has swept social media and people are equally confused and amused.
The tale involves one man, a weekly shop and some rope. What transpires is a beautiful story of teamwork between a bunch of Lidl-goers.
I don’t want to rope you along or waste your time, but you’re knot going to believe this. No, you literally won’t, it’s obviously a joke.
Here’s the story in full, enjoy…
“A warning to all: avoid using Lidl in Dewsbury at the moment if you can.
I’ve just got back from a truly awful shopping trip there.
Having queued up, patiently and socially distancing, as I neared the entrance a shop worker clipped a carabena onto the belt loop of my jeans, my perplexed expression must have said it all as she explained that whilst people are distancing in the queue outside, they aren’t distancing once inside the store.
So what some dinlo has dreamt up is to rope six or so customers together with 2m of rope between each of us!
Well these are strange times and with the threat of a second wave of infection I thought I’d best not complain and just toe the line (or perhaps ‘tow’ the line would be more appropriate!).
I’m telling you now, what an absolutely idiotic idea this is.
We negotiated our way in to the store, some with trolleys and others trying to grab a basket before the berserk conga line drags them away
I was near the middle of the rope picking up some veg, the woman at the front, who was trussed up like a kid in a harness was trying to drag the whole line to the apples and the bloke at the back trying to pull the other way to get his hands on last week’s courgettes which were now this week’s courgette offer.
It was like tug-of-war for the deranged.
It’s embarrassing to say, but I lost it, started ranting and raving about the rope and how the hell are people meant to shop like this, I went to unclip the carabena which miraculously brought the attention of the staff who told me I’d be asked to leave the shop if I unclipped.
“FFS we’re not rock climbing, we’re trying to buy cheese” are words which I’ll carry with me to my grave.
Strangely this outburst had the effect of bringing our train together as a team.
We carried on now with lots of communication, people passing stuff along the line to other to fill their baskets.
Now I know passing things to one another could spread the infection as much as person to person contact but I honestly think if we hadn’t have done, I’d still be there now.
As we started along the aisle I generally refer to as “biscuits and creosote”, it was clear from the melée that all was not well in the adjacent aisle.
As far as I could tell there had been 2 trains of people and a lady in the middle of one chain had ducked under the other to get her hands on a pop-art cat bed.
The tangle had resulted in a multi-pedestrian pile up in which the epicentre resembled the deity Durga, it wasn’t clear how long they’d been there but one old chap was trying to free himself by feverishly sawing at the rope with his house keys.
We navigated the remaining aisles without major trauma, other than having to rescue Doreen (2nd in line) after she fell in the chest freezer trying to reach the last beef Wellington.
We were individually unclipped prior to the till, at which point any camaraderie we’d had quickly evaporated as everyone scrambled for the first available till.
With the ordeal still impeding rational thought, it was a welcome and familiar sight to have the check out throw all my shopping on the floor in the normal 1000mph fashion.
I really did not appreciate being strung along like that, but I hope you were!
And if you really want to be entertained, wait for the comments from those who don’t read the whole thing.”
Well there you go. I’m not sure how some people don’t realise it’s a joke to be honest…
Cadbury has confirmed its chocolate should be kept in the cupboard not the fridge
This is just WRONG!
Cadbury has finally settled the debate of whether its chocolate should be kept in the fridge or the cupboard, and its bad news for people who keep it in the fridge…
Like many things (ketchup), I firmly believe that chocolate should be kept in the fridge, but many people believe it should be in the cupboard.
Well, finally Cadbury has settled the debate – I still believe it’s wrong, though.
Taking to Twitter, Cadbury Australia was asked the question directly and they responded with a perfectly reasonable excuse for keeping it in the cupboard.
According to the tweet: “Chocolate should always be stored in a slightly cool, dry, dark place such as cupboard or pantry at temperatures less than 21°C to ensure the quality isn’t compromised.”
The company responded to a Twitter user, Bruno, who created a definitive list of what belongs in the fridge or cupboard.
According to Bruno, chocolate along with soy sauce, eggs, avocado, tomatoes and Champagne (completely disagree with this one) should be kept in the cupboard. He also put oil in the fridge which I just can’t wrap my head around.
Bruno does, however, think Ketchup should be in the fridge, so at least we can agree on that.
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