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Louis Smith banned for two months after offensive video

By: Eastern Eye Staff

DOUBLE Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith has been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics over a leaked video in which he and fellow gymnast Luke Carson appeared to mock Islam. Carson, who retired from gymnastics last year due to injury, was issued with a reprimand. “Louis Smith admitted his behaviour was a breach of the Standards of Conduct,” British Gymnastics said in a statement today (November 1). The Sun newspaper last month published a clip from the video, taken at a hotel wedding reception, showing the two gymnasts pretending to pray while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest). “It…

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