West Ham hand over evidence to police in Mohamed Salah racism investigation

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The Metropolitan Police and West Ham United are investigating a video in which a supporter can apparently be heard aiming Islamophobic abuse at Liverpool's Mohamed Salah at the London Stadium on Monday night. "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.

The Egypt global was filmed on a mobile phone from a section of home supporters as he was taking a corner during Monday's game.

West Ham United also released a written statement, saying they will not tolerate any violent and abusive behavior as a club.

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West Ham and the Metropolitan Police are investigating allegations of racist abuse aimed at the Egypt worldwide during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Monday. "People like this deserve no place in our society let alone football matches".

It is understood anti-racism group Kick It Out brought the video to the attention of West Ham, who have promised lifetime bans to anyone involved.

As well as West Ham's investigation into the incident, the Football Association have been notified.

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Liverpool slipped off top spot in the league on Wednesday after Manchester City's 2-0 win over Everton, the three points seeing City move to the summit on goal difference.

'No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

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.

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Manuel Pellegrini has called for fans found guilty of racially abusing players to be banned from Premier League matches in the wake of Mohamed Salah allegedly being targeted at the London Stadium.

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