Amir Khan is used to getting opponents into trouble with his thrust but found out at the end of social media inquiries how he managed to qualify for a Covid vaccine slot despite not being in a relevant one Age group is.
Former world champion and Olympic silver medalist Khan, 34, confirmed on Wednesday that he had received a vaccination against Covid-19 and confirmed on Instagram that he had received the coveted shot.
“I finally got my Covid vaccine. Feel fantastic. #Staysafe #nhs #nhsstaff #thankyou,” he wrote accompanying the post.
Within minutes, Khan was inundated with fans receiving a trick that his age group in the UK would not normally qualify for.
The UK’s Covid-19 vaccination program has only been open to those over 60 since late February – and given Khan’s age and fitness, it is not classified as high-risk.
The rules dictate that certain groups at risk for the vaccine are currently eligible, including the elderly and critical health care workers.
“How did you get it so quickly at your age?” One person replied to Khan.
How did you get it so fast at your age?
– Andy Black (@IRAndyB) March 10, 2021
Where from? Lots of people older and more vulnerable than a fit fighter? I don’t get it buddy? Are you still waiting for mine? 🤔🤔
– Synergy Marketing 101 (NHS) (@ synergy_101) March 10, 2021
I can’t imagine anyone who deserves you less as a COVID rule breaker.
– Riz (@RizThfc) March 10, 2021
“How come? Lots of people older and more vulnerable than a fitter fighter? I don’t get it? I’m still waiting for mine,” wrote another.
A third wrote that they “couldn’t think of someone less deserving of early access to the Covid-19 vaccine,” citing various Covid guidelines that Khan appears to have violated in recent months.
In February, Khan was beaten up after he was found to have driven a 230-mile round trip to attend dinner at an upscale restaurant. In December, he was photographed hugging Cristiano Ronaldo at an awards ceremony in Dubai, just days after coming into contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case.
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He has also come under fire for having attended various parties and large gatherings on at least two occasions during the UK’s lockdown restrictions.
Speaking to Mail Online, Khan’s father Shah said his son received the sting after telling his GP that he was in regular contact with his mother, who had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
“Obviously, Amir’s mother is very sick and he spends a lot of time with her, so he and even me and the rest of the family got our shots,” he said.
“He doesn’t care about her, but he does spend time with her. I don’t know the pros and cons, but I know he went to his doctor and explained the situation.”
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