Mohamed Salah suffers racist abuse from West Ham fan

Egyptian football star, Mohamed Salah was racially abused by a West Ham fan during their clash with Liverpool on Monday.

In a statement released today, West Ham and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they were investigating a video circulating on social media which shows supporters racially abusing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Egypt striker Salah, 26, was filmed on a mobile phone from a section of home supporters as he was taking a corner.

The footage, taken by a fellow fan, shows expletives directed at Salah including about his Muslim religion.

In a statement, West Ham said they have “a zero tolerance policy to any form of violent or abusive behaviour”.

It continued:

“We are an inclusive football club. Anyone identified committing an offence will have their details passed to the police and will face a lifetime ban from London Stadium.

“There is no place for this kind of behaviour at our stadium.”

The user who posted the video on Twitter said: “I was disgusted by what I was hearing. People like this deserve no place in our society let alone football matches.”

The Football Association have also confirmed they will look into the incident.

A statement from the Met confirmed:

‘We are aware of a video in which it appears racial abuse is being directed at a player at a West Ham vs Liverpool game at London Stadium on Monday, 4 February. Officers are in the process of reviewing the footage.

‘No arrests have been made and enquiries continue. Anyone who witnesses inappropriate behaviour during a match is urged to bring it to the attention of a steward or police officer.’

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