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Boxer Amir Khan called David Cameron for help from airport after 'edgy' U.S immigration officials stopped him boarding a flight to Las Vegas on anniversary of 9/11
  • Amir Khan had to ask the PM for a favour after he was denied a U.S. visa
  • 'Edgy immigration guys' would not let boxer on flight on 9/11 anniversary
  • Khan rang David Cameron who made some calls and got him on the flight
  • He later met Hillary Clinton and has had no flight problems since
  • Muslim boxer also says he is 'more British even than Nigel Farage'
By Ollie Gillman for MailOnline
Published: 09:21 GMT, 17 January 2015  |  Updated: 16:08 GMT, 17 January 2015

Boxer Amir Khan was forced to ask the Prime Minister for a favour after being denied a visa to the U.S. on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The British Muslim had his visa application denied by 'edgy immigration guys' as he went to board a flight to Las Vegas to commentate on a fight last September.

Luckily Khan, who is well-known in America, is on good terms with David Cameron and was able to put a call in asking him to pull some diplomatic strings.

In an interview with The Times, the 28-year-old boxing champion spoke of the moment he was turned away at the gate as he tried to fly out to watch a fight between world champion Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana.
Khan said: 'I was flying out on September 11. I think the immigration guys get edgy. They just told me my visa was refused and I couldn't get on the plane....

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