Amir Khan waded in on the debate over ‘ISIS Bride’ Shamima Begum, albeit in a belated fashion from his American base.
The Briton is in the US preparing to face Terence Crawford on April 20 at Madison Square Garden on ESPN PPV.
Upon getting wind of the story, Khan believes the soon-to-be-former UK citizen should not be let back onto British shores.
Not knowing the UK had already denied Begum a route back, Khan was a little red-faced once he realized.
“They going to let this ISIS bride #ShamimaBegum back in the UK? I think that’s ridiculous,” said Khan. “You left to support terrorism. Now live with it.
“After watching her video, she doesn’t seem one bit upset and comes across so arrogant. The UK isn’t your home. Stop giving us all a bad name, please,” added the devout Muslim.
Khan then updated obviously when being told the passport of Begum had been revoked.
“F*@k think I’m a bit late (different time zone),” pointed out the Bolton man.
Going through training camp, Khan faces his toughest challenge yet against former undisputed super-lightweight King Crawford.
‘Bud’ moved up following his four-belt feat at 140. He quickly became a three-weight world titleholder.
Challenging for his first title at 147, Khan himself bids to become a two-division ruler and gain a spot in the pound for pound rankings.
Absent from the top ten since 2013, ‘King’ Khan has the perfect platform to potentially set up a unification with his old pal Manny Pacquiao.
‘Pacman’ holds the WBA ‘Regular’ version, whilst Khan could become WBO champion in two months.
A rematch with Floyd Mayweather fell apart for Pacquiao. This left the Filipino Senator scouting a new opponent for the summer.
Pacquiao v Khan has the edge due to both being former training partners under Freddie Roach. Khan would have to overcome big odds to put himself in the frame.