Great fighter but the nation of islam used him like a rented mule to push their garbage and he either agreed with or fell for it - plus he was an obnoxious jackass most of the time.
Ali got away with saying awful, bigoted, racist, hateful things i.e. black women who married white men should be killed, and the media turned a blind eye. Apparently Ali rejected a lot of his hateful sayings years later, but it’s not easy to forget a lot of the nasty things he said about racial relations. Plus he lied about throwing his gold medal into the Ohio River...and a lot of other things.
You need to examine the prior chapter in his life.
Ali was 26 years old when Selective Service cherry picked him to be drafted.
At that time no 26 year olds were actually being inducted.
He just happened to be in that “legal window”, of 18 to 26.
This was direct targeting by the Feds, and no random act.
I don’t care if he was an arrogant jerk.
He deserved to be left alone and allowed to continue his boxing career.