Amir Khan and his pregnant wife hit with death threats because of their Christmas tree

I'm A Celeb star was targeted by vicious online trolls

I’m A Celeb star Amir Khan has been hit with abuse and death threats after he shared a snap of his family Christmas tree.

The Muslim boxer posted a pic of the tree, which he’d put up for his three-year-old daughter Lamaisah, on Instagram.

He wrote: “While everyone’s asleep, daddy put the Christmas tree up. Lamaisah’s going to be happy.”

But immediately he was criticised by some of his followers for “betraying” his religion.

Amir is back home with his wife and daughter after his stint in the jungle (Credit: Instagram)

One fan wrote that putting up the tree was “greatly sinful” while another added: “Just because many Muslim families do it doesn’t make it okay.”

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And one nasty poster even threatened to kill him and little Lamaisah, as well as his wife Faryal Makhdoom who is expecting the couple’s second child next year.

“I promise to god I want to kill you and your family,” the sick troll wrote.

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But among the many comments on the photo were lots of supportive messages, too.

“What’s wrong with celebrating Christmas, after all we do live in the UK!,” wrote one fan. “Hats off to Amir.”

And another said: “Merry Christmas Amir, to you and yours!”

Lots of Muslims living in the UK celebrate Christmas because the religion recognises Jesus as a prophet.

Amir, who is a devout Muslim, had special halal meals provided in the Celeb jungle, and was seen praying while he was taking part in the show.

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