Footage shows Smith and fellow gymnast Luke Carson appearing to mock Islam by laughing whilst pretending to pray and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
British Gymnastics said it would investigate the incident and that the 27-year-old Smith and Carson, who retired last year, could face disciplinary action.
Would he face sanctions if he mocked Christianity? (The recent history of cultural artifacts like “Piss Christ” suggests he would instead be lauded and rewarded by the politically correct.) Do members of British Gymnastics have to be pro-Islam? Why on Earth should it matter what his political opinions are when competing in gymnastics?
hat-tip Stephen Neil