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Amir Khan claims connection between coronavirus and 5G towers, is an idiot

Khan was last seen stopping Billy Dib in July.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Seriously, what the hell is going on with British boxers.

First we had Billy Joe Saunders deciding that now was the perfect time to release an instructional video on beating your partner. Then we had Scott Fitzgerald allegedly doing a real-life version of it. Then we had Martin Bakole offering a “mea culpa” for sharing a video of child molestation.

And now there’s Amir Khan steering clear of the “morally reprehensible” trend but diving headlong into the “Pythonesque idiocy” portion of it, claiming that the “man-made” virus is connected with 5G technology.

“I don’t think it’s coming from China. That’s a lie, really. People are saying that they were eating bats and snakes and the poison mixed. What b*****t is that? Do you believe that? I don’t. Coronavirus this, coronavirus that – you’re probably getting bored of it, as I am. Do you not think it’s anything to do with that 5G in these towers that are going up?

“It’s a man-made thing. It’s been put there for a reason – while they test 5G. It might be for population control – get rid of a lot of us, especially when they say that it harms old people. Look at these towers at night-time that have been put up, then telling people not to go out.”

Let’s peel this rancid onion of dumbassery layer by layer.

  • Nobody’s saying that “the poison mixed.” For one, it’s venom, which bats don’t have, and for two, venom and viruses are two fundamentally different things. I have an engineering degree and refused to touch chemistry with a 10-foot pole once I finished the mandatory 101 class and even I know that.
  • Correlation doesn’t imply causation. Plus, there isn’t even any correlation. I’m pretty sure plotting porn viewing and coronavirus cases would produce a stronger r value.
  • This garbage has apparently motivated an ongoing string of arson.

There are criticisms to be leveled towards 5G, such as the satellite network’s adverse effects on astronomy. Khan’s theory, meanwhile, is less credible than any claim he’s ever made about a Kell Brook fight, and at least those didn’t involve setting anything on fire.

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