A boxing champion who has represented England six times has been arrested and locked in an immigration detention centre, pending deportation to Nigeria, a country that has said it won’t allow him to live there as he is not a citizen.
Kelvin Fawaz, London’s current middleweight boxing champion, has been in the UK for 15 years, since he was a child. He is a gifted amateur boxer whom Team GB wanted to represent Britain in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, writing twice to the Home Office on his behalf.
Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, took to Twitter to show solidarity with Kelvin and question the decision to deport the Boxing Champion. The tweet was then picked up by former footballers Gary Lineker and Chris Kamara.