Ruby Rose has made the headlines once again for something as simple as posting a photo to social media of herself and professional boxer Floyd Mayweather – who she has always been a huge fan of.
The photo shows Ruby posing next to Floyd with her thumb up and captioned, ‘The champ!’
The photo caused a stir with fans thanks to Floyd having previously been convicted of multiple domestic violence charges. He has been charged a number of times since 2002 and, most recently, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for beating his former girlfriend in 2010.
On her Instagram post, one user wrote: “He’s the lowest of the low. A pro fighter who takes his job home is no champ! He’s a sad pathetic excuse of a man.”
Another said: “For real hates gays hits women….. ugh… @rubyrose you are so gorgeous and I hope smart. Don’t be part ov the closed eyes all around us.”
On Twitter, it was more of the same, with one woman posting: “Floyd Mayweather? A complete douche who’s beats every woman he dates? Disappointed.”
Ruby herself has trained in boxing—even competing in a charity match in 2012—and is the goddaughter to indigenous Australian boxing champ Lionel Rose.