London, Apr.12 (ANI): Disgraced soccer star Marlon King has converted to Islam in jail - and named himself after hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza.
According to The Sun, the former Premier League striker has been radicalised by Muslim inmates after being caged for molesting a girl and breaking her nose.
He described Hamza as his "hero". King, 29, has asked other lags to call him Abu Hamza Tariq.
He is praying five times a day toward Mecca, demanding Halal meat and will only talk to Muslim inmates.
He has already been to see the prison imam to discuss being converted. (ANI)