Amir Khan sparks OUTRAGE after wife shares video of boxer ‘using phone while driving’

AMIR Khan has been slammed by a road safety charity after his wife uploaded a video of the boxer appearing to use his mobile phone while driving.

Faryal Makhdoom shared the footage to her Snapchat today, before later deleting it. 

The caption read: “Lmfaooooo”, as the pair can be seen driving down the road. 

At one point Amir, 31, takes both his hands off the steering wheel. 

In his left hand, he can be seen holding a device, and appearing to speak to someone.

“Blatant disregard for the law”


It was part of a series of clips uploaded to the social media app throughout the day.

And road safety charity Brake have slammed the athlete’s actions.

A spokesperson said: “It is disappointing to see such blatant disregard for the law by one of our nation’s boxing stars, who quite frankly should know better. 

“Mobile phone use behind the wheel, in any form, is illegal and dangerous. 

“Anything that distracts a drivers attention from the road, even for a split second, can lead to devastation.

“This kind of dangerous behaviour is all too prevalent and a crackdown is required to rid our roads of the menace of illegal phone use.”


BLASTED: Khan has come under fire

Using a hand-held device while driving is against the law.

From March 1, 2017, using a mobile phone at the wheel carries a penalty of six points and a £200 fine.

Drivers are allowed to use a phone if it is fully hands-free, but it is not legal to pick it up and operate it even momentarily.

If the police feel it is an extreme example, a driver can be taken to court, where the maximum fine is £2,000.  

It comes just days after the star sparked outrage by chatting to an convicted killer with an illegal phone in jail, when he told him “Keep your chin up bro.”

Daily Star Online has contacted Khan’s representative and Greater Manchester Police for comment.


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