Footballer Johnson urged to convert to Islam after fellow prisoners threatened to slash his throat Muslim lags have reportedly urged disgraced footballer Adam Johnson to convert to Islam inside. The former Sunderland player was said to have been offered protection by a ‘Muslim gang’ of prisoners after several other convicts threatened to slash his throat. Johnson, who is serving a six-year sentence at HMP Moorland for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-yearold fan, has been spotted attending prayer meetings, according to the Daily Star. A source told the paper: “Johnson looks like a dead man walking. The only group willing to look after him are a group of Muslim hardcases. They always offer to help vulnerable inmates, but the price is that anyone they help must convert to Islam.” Disgraced Johnson is said to have asked to be moved from the Category C jail in Doncaster but his request has been rejected.