London, February 7: West Ham and the Metropolitan Police confirmed on Wednesday that they were investigating an allegation of racial abuse directed at Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.
The investigation was opened after a video appeared on social media in which racial insults aimed at the Egyptian player could be heard. The video pertains to the game that ended in a 1-1 draw at West Ham's London Stadium, reports Xinhua news agency.
West Ham fan calls Mohamed Salah a "f***ing Muslim c***"
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The police confirmed they were "aware" of the video. Police officers were "in the process of reviewing the footage. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue," said a cop. Mohamed Salah Throws a Bottle as Roberto Firmino Scores Liverpool's Winning Goal Against PSG at UEFA Champions League 2018 (Watch Video).
They have also requested that "anyone who witnesses inappropriate behaviour during a match bring it to the attention of a steward or police officer."
Meanwhile, West Ham in a statement sought help in identifying the person responsible for the abuse. Once identified, he would faces a lifetime ban from the ground.