Amir Khan accused of breaking lockdown rules with trip to Coventry

Amir Khan has been accused of breaking lockdown rules after taking a ‘230-mile round trip’ to Coventry.

The professional boxer, 34, travelled to upmarket restaurant The Farmhouse from his home in Bolton and was seen going against social distancing guidelines as he posed for a photograph with two fans.

The photo was shared on social media by the restaurant’s Instagram account, where they were seen confirming Amir had stopped by to use their current drive thru service.

Alongside the snap of Amir posing with his arm around two others, the caption read: ‘We were very busy yesterday for our Exclusive Drive Thru but the highlight of the night was @amirkingkhan came through yesterday! Very nice, humble brother and he loved the Drive Thru!’

Amir responded to the post: ‘Thanks @thefarmhousecoventry had a lovely time ❤️.’

The post has since been deleted, but fans were quick to comment on the photo of Amir, accusing the sports star of breaching current restrictions in place.

Rules currently require people to stay at least two metres apart under social distancing measures and urge people to stay at home while the UK is in national lockdown.

People are only allowed to mix with one other person from a different household outside, while abiding by social distancing guidelines, and they must stay local to home – only heading out for exercise and essential needs.

‘Disappointing to see the there lack of masks and social distancing. Ethnic minorities are at risk from catching COVID. It’s such a let down to see some ethnic minorities not take this seriously as they should,’ wrote one Instagram user in response to the photo of Amir.

Another commented: ‘Amir Khan breaking the rules of the lockdown. Yet again! It’s just continuous and shows he doesn’t give a damn about anyone apart from himself. Why would an establishment be proud to be associated with someone like this!!? All it goes to show is that you don’t give a damn about mask wearing and social distancing either and that’s precisely the type of premises people should boycott and avoid.’

Amir is yet to comment on the alleged rule breach.

It’s not the first time he has been accused of going agaisnt lockdown rules, as Amir was seen hosting a birthday party for his daughter in May last year, where nine relatives appeared to be in attendance.

In December, Amir shared footage of himself celebrating with ‘all the boys’ as he was joined by friends and wife Faryal Makhdoom at a luxury house to mark his 34th birthday.

Amir and Faryal are parents to daughters Lamaisah, six, and Alayna, two, and their son Muhammad, who turns one on February 22.

To mark their youngest child’s first birthday, the couple were seen splashing out £30,000 on a Rolex watch for him as a gift.

In March, when the coronavirus pandemic first hit, Amir had offered up his £5million wedding venue as a makeshift hospital to support the NHS.

He owns the 60,000 square foot building located in Bolton, which he was turning into a wedding mall, complete with a venue, shisha bars and retail outlets.

Amir had offered to loan the building to the NHS as a field hospital space that could be used to treat Covid-19 patients and help ease pressure on hospitals where capacity was close to exceeding.

Amir had tweeted at the time: ‘I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time. I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the @NHSuk to help people affected by the coronavirus. Pls keep safe.’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Amir’s rep.

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