In a statement released today, West Ham and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they were investigating a video circulating on social media which shows supporters racially abusing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Egypt striker Salah, 26, was filmed on a mobile phone from a section of home supporters as he was taking a corner.
The footage, taken by a fellow fan, shows expletives directed at Salah including about his Muslim religion.
In a statement, West Ham said they have “a zero tolerance policy to any form of violent or abusive behaviour”.
“We are an inclusive football club. 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.”
The user who posted the video on Twitter said: “I was disgusted by what I was hearing. People like this deserve no place in our society let alone football matches.”
The Football Association have also confirmed they will look into the incident.
A statement from the Met confirmed:
‘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, 4 February. 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.’