The Anthony Joshua snub at the 2017 Sports Personality Awards has not gone down well with boxing fans and sports fans in general, at all.
The likeable Watford man had a big year to be fair, particularly with his epic battle against Klitschko back in April where he picked himself up off the deck to comeback and stop his more experienced foe inside the distance.
Two stadium sellout shows in Britain ensured the sport of boxing got the headlines it deserved in the UK in particular this year.
So when the prestigious Sports Personality Awards ceremony last night, of which was composed of 10 sports stars from the UK with Joshua being the only boxer, didn’t even given him second or third place, fans were outraged.
They’ve been voicing this annoyance throughout the morning so far on social media:
Absolute shambles at the end of #spoty. Congrats anyway to @Mo_Farah on winning (assuming he ever got his well-deserved award) but how on earth did @anthonyfjoshua & @LewisHamilton not make the Top3? The British public’s glittering record of voting insanity continues…
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 17, 2017
Anthony Joshua unbeaten unified Heavyweight world champion doesn’t even make it in #SPOTY top 3?! This award is a joke for me.
— Laceupboxing (@Laceupboxing) December 17, 2017
Don’t care at all to be honest. Made me laugh how few votes won it. 90,000 out of the population is abysmal
— Dan Bowden (@DanBowden1984) December 18, 2017
— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) December 17, 2017
Anthony Joshua should win this or it’s rigged. Conducts himself well on and off the ring. Now world champ. Froome is a cheat and Hamilton had that tax dodging fiasco that should be counted against him. No one else should even be considered since they are too insignificant. #SPOTY
— Sunny Singh Ramrahim (@akaTonaldDrump) December 17, 2017
— Vernon Kay (@vernonkay) December 18, 2017
Wow Lewis Hamilton and Anthony Joshua not even in the top three. No idea how this award is done anymore or what it’s for. #SPOTY
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) December 17, 2017
Are the British public actually wired up right? No Anthony Joshua or Lewis Hamilton in the top three is farcical. #SPOTY
— Lee Clarke (@Clarkey_No1) December 17, 2017