West Ham investigate alleged racist abuse of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah

Rex Christensen
February 8, 2019

"After a thorough and immediate investigation following the abhorrent racist abuse aimed at Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah on Monday night, West Ham United can confirm that it has handed evidence to the Metropolitan Police", the club said.

West Ham announced on Wednesday that they are probing the alleged incident ahead of taking an action against the involved people.

"No arrests have been made and enquiries continue".

"Officers are in the process of reviewing the footage".

Mohamed Salah, who is now the leading African goalscorer across Europe's top five leagues with 16 goals in 25 EPL appearances, had abuse hurled at him by fans while taking a corner at London Stadium on Monday night.

The probe was launched after a video shared on social media showed a chant insulting Salah's Muslim identity during the game between West Ham United and Liverpool that was played on February 4 at London Stadium.

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"We've got good players as well and we know, on our day, we can go out and do that [play like we did against Liverpool]", the defender told his club's official website.

West Ham and the Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation after a video of a supporter shouting racial abuse towards Mohamed Salah emerged online.

They added 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".

Following such a terrific start to the campaign, the club's form has taken a dip of late, winning just two of their last five Premier League fixtures and exiting the FA Cup in between.

The duo have responded well to treatment and could return against the Cherries, having been replaced by Naby Keita and Adam Lallana for the trip to the London Stadium.

"This type of behaviour is simply unacceptable and must be challenged swiftly and decisively", it said in a statement.

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