West Ham, Met police investigate Islamophobic abuse of Mohamed Salah
West Ham have announced that they are investigating an alleged Islamophobic abuse aimed at Egypt’s Mohamed Salah during their clash with Liverpool on Monday.
A video emerged in which a supporter can be heard aiming Islamophobic abuse at Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, when he was taking a corner at the London Stadium.
The incident was filmed by a fellow supporter, who posted it on Twitter, and in the footage, someone is heard shouting “Salah, you f****** Muslim, f****** Muslim ****”.
As a result, West Ham have announced they are examining the ground’s CCTV footage and are working with the Metropolitan Police to identify the perpetrator.
“We are an inclusive football club. Regardless of age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability, everyone is warmly welcomed at London Stadium,” the club said in a statement.
“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,” they added.
The Metropolitan Police have also confirmed they are aware of the incident.
A Met Police statement read: “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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