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Chuck Norris denies being at Capitol riot after photo of man with striking resemblance trended

The agent of actor and martial artist Chuck Norris has been forced to deny that the star attended last week’s Capitol Hill riot after a photo of a man with a striking resemblance appeared on social media.

Following the riot, a picture was uploaded to social media of a Donald Trump supporter who shared similar features to the 80-year-old star.

The picture of the man who looked similar to Chuck Norris caused some confusion, with many online believing the actor had actually attended the riot.

Speaking yesterday, Norris’ manager Erik Kritzer confirmed that the man in the picture wasn’t Chuck Norris.

The agent of actor and martial artist Chuck Norris has been forced to deny that the star attended last week's Capitol Hill riot after a photo of a man with a striking resemblance (pictured right) appeared on social media

The agent of actor and martial artist Chuck Norris has been forced to deny that the star attended last week’s Capitol Hill riot after a photo of a man with a striking resemblance (pictured right) appeared on social media

The actor and martial-artist also posted on his own social media accounts to deny having been at the riot and clarify that there is 'no room for violence'

The actor and martial-artist also posted on his own social media accounts to deny having been at the riot and clarify that there is ‘no room for violence’

He said: ‘Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family.’

Kritzer added that ‘Chuck is much more handsome’ than the man in the photograph.

The actor and martial artist also took to his own Facebook page to deny that the man in the picture was him.

In a post uploaded yesterday, Chuck said: ‘It has come to my attention that unfortunately there was a Chuck Norris lookalike at the DC Capitol riots on January 6th. It wasn’t me and I wasn’t there.

‘Let me be clear that there is no room for violence of any kind in our society, including in the context of political protests and that a peaceful transition of power is fundamental to our democratic system of government. 

Norris' manager Erik Kritzer said that the actor remained on his ranch in Texas with his family and had not attended the riot

Norris’ manager Erik Kritzer said that the actor remained on his ranch in Texas with his family and had not attended the riot

‘I am and always will be for Law and Order.’

The attack on the US Capitol Wednesday happened as members of Congress met to certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

So far, at least 82 people have been arrested and more than 55 have been charged over the insurrection. Hundreds more are being hunted by the authorities but are yet to be found, including 25 people who are being investigated on terrorism charges.

In 2016, Chuck Norris voiced his support for President Donald Trump, saying that Obama ‘craziness’ would have continued if Hillary Clinton had been elected into office.

In an op-ed written for the website WND, Norris wrote: ‘And most grievous of all, justice seats on the U.S. Supreme Court will be filled by Hillary’s nominees, and their next decade of decisions will certainly dismantle or destroy what is left of our republic.’ 

Norris is best known for playing the karate-kicking lawman Cordell Walker in ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ which ran between 1993 and 2001. 

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