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Boxer Amir Khan was blasted by fans for flashing about his new £100,000 watch.
The former world light-welterweight champ posted a photo of the Richard Mille 32 designer watch online with the caption: “Not everyday I treat myself.”
But followers accused him of “flaunting” his luxury purchase when people are losing their jobs due to the pandemic.
One replied: “Showing off is very cheap attitude doesn’t suit you. People are dying with hunger man.”
Another posted: “Nothing like a celebrity showing off their new watch as millions are left unemployed. Easy to see why he is one of the most disliked sportsman. No class.”
A third said: “Treating yourself: good. Flaunting it: not so much.”
Another tweeted: “With so many people now unemployed or furloughed and the thousands who have been having to use food banks for a few years, it seems unnecessary to show off your no doubt expensive watch.
“It could also make you a target for being robbed, although I’m sure you can fight back.”
While one more put: “You could have donate this money to poors I think you have collection of watches”.
Khan, 33, is worth £22.5m, according to the online magazine Bel-India. When he appeared in I’m A Celebrity in 2017 he was said to be the highest-paid star ever to take part, pocketing a reported £400,000.
He declined to respond to requests for comment.
Reports recently suggested that Khan will leave the UK for Dubai, though the boxer rubbished those.
He said: “I’m still living in the UK, just getting a holiday home there.”