The one time fb friend of NZ’s Islamic State leader (they were also both in the worlds top 500 Muslims) forgot to tell his new employers this would be an issue. He will take gambling money, $10M of it to be exact, but refuse to acknowledge where his glory comes from? Hypocritical much?
Surah 61.3 When the hypocrites come to you, [O Muhammad], they say, “We testify that you are the Messenger of Allah.” And Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars.
Sonny Bill Williams religious beliefs will see him refuse to wear the logo of Super League’s title sponsor.
The Toronto Wolfpack’s marquee signing converted to Islam in 2009 and his religious beliefs preclude him from supporting companies promoting gambling.
Toronto Chairman Bob Hunter confirmed the news to the Daily Telelgraph
“In today’s society there are some very sensitive issues but I think the sponsor can say ‘yes, okay, we understand this. He’s a big brand and big name but we get it’.”
Betfred are the title sponsor of Super League.
Williams previously covered up a sponsors logo while playing for the Blues.
It was previously reported that his contract with Toronto, a $10 million, two-year deal, made him the highest earning star in the history of the two rugby codes.