Mohamed Salah became the latest player subjected to sickening racial abuse on Monday night during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Ham United. A video surfacing on social media, in which a West Ham supporter can be heard calling the Egypt international a "f*cking Muslim c*nt" as he took a corner for the Reds, is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.
The Met police say that they are aware of the footage and are in the process of reviewing it. “No arrests have been made and enquiries continue,” a statement added. “Anyone who witnesses inappropriate behaviour during a match is urged to bring it to the attention of a steward or police officer.”
West Ham are also reviewing CCTV from Monday night's encounter and working closely with the police to find the culprit. Anyone found guilty will face a lifetime ban from the stadium.
A spokesperson for the Hammers said:
“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.
“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.”