By sharing yet another message from the anti-women social media influencer Andrew Tate, who is presently incarcerated and facing charges of sex trafficking, Sonny Bill Williams has faced harsh criticism from his followers.
Tate and his brother Tristan, who were detained in December in Romania on suspicion of rape and human trafficking after two women allegedly were held against their will and forced to produce paid pornography, are still being held there.
Although they have been in custody for three months, no charges have been brought against them as of yet.
Williams, a former All Blacks and NRL football champion, as well as a heavyweight boxer, faced severe online outrage on March 7 when he initially liked a tweet from Tate.
He responded “Ameen” to Tate’s statement that said ‘Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear’ on social media.
From his prison cell in Romania, the former professional kickboxer posted on Twitter on Wednesday, saying: ‘If Allah intends good for someone, then He afflicts him with trials.’
Williams shared the photo with a “100” emoji and has almost a million followers on the social media site.
Once more, he received criticism from his fans who were in disbelief that the legendary Kiwi sports figure was endorsing Tate.