Louis Smith has apologised for that 'deeply offensive' video and may face suspension


Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has come under fire after a video appears to show him mocking Islam.

Footage leaked online appears to show Smith and fellow gymnast Luke Carson laughing while pretending to pray and shouting "Allahu Akbar" while at a friend's wedding.

British Gymnastics have said they will investigate the incident, and both gymnasts could face disciplinary action. 26-year-old Carson announced his retirement due to injury last year.

Luke Carson

The governing body said: "British Gymnastics does not condone the mocking of any faith or religion and is appalled by such behaviours.

"Gymnastics is an inclusive sport and we are proud of members who portray the inclusive values of British Gymnastics.

Louis Smith.

"Members who break our code of conduct can face suspension or expulsion from our organisation. We will be investigating the behaviours reported."

After the video came to light, Smith posted this message on his Twitter apologising for the incident.

Carson has also reportedly apologised for his part in the incident, although his tweets have since been made private.