Police investigate alleged anti-Muslim abuse of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

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Metropolitan Police are reviewing a video that appears to show a West Ham supporter directing anti-Muslim abuse at Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

In the mobile phone footage, which circulated on social media on Wednesday, an unidentified West Ham fan can be heard insulting Salah about his Muslim faith as the Liverpool forward prepared to take a corner during Monday’s 1-1 draw in the Premier League between the teams at London Stadium.

West Ham were made aware of the video by the Football Association and have launched their own investigation into the incident.

“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, Feb. 2,” Metropolitan Police said in a statement issued to ESPN FC. “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.”

A West Ham spokesperson added: “At West Ham United, we have a zero tolerance policy to any form of violent or abusive behaviour.

“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.

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