Amir Khan has sparked uproar by chatting to a convicted killer in jail, the boxer reportedly told the killer “Keep your chin up bro.”
Khan spoke to Philip Merry with an illegal phone in jail, Merry is serving eight years for manslaughter.
Philip Merry was found guilty of beating father-of-five Steve McKinnon to death in a pub fight in 2014.
The victim’s widow called Khan’s behaviour ‘disgusting’ also stating that Khan is supposed to be a role model, and it is disgusting that he is talking to a prisoner on an illegal phone.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “This behaviour is unacceptable and we have had this account taken down.”
A spokesman for Khan said: “We can confirm that Amir was provided with a mobile phone from a fan and asked to speak to his friend (something that occurs frequently).
“There was no prior notice that his friend was in prison or had been convicted of such a serious crime.
“To Amir’s knowledge, he has never intentionally used his mobile telephone to FaceTime anyone in prison.”