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England police, Everton condemn racist tweets about Liverpool's Salah

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 8 Aug 2019
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah looks dejected after the match (Photo: Reuters)
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England Police and Everton management released statements on Thursday condemning a number of racist tweets about Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah by an alleged fan.

Merseyside metropolitan police, in northwest England, stated they were looking into the racist slurs and pictures tweeted by an Everton supporter.

"We are aware of the racist tweet that was published about a Liverpool football player that included cynical images and other people shared it and we will investigate the matter," read a statement released by Merseyside Police.

Everton management also condemned the behaviour of the Twitter user who claimed to be an Everton supporter after a number of posts from the account included racist slurs and pictures of the Liverpool forward.

The posts caused outrage on social media from both Liverpool and Everton fans who were shocked by the behaviour.

"The posts had been shared with the proper authorities who are now looking into the incident," Everton said.

"Everton condemns in the strongest terms any kind of racism. We have shared the material with the appropriate authorities and are looking into the matter further to understand if the Twitter user in question is known to the club in any way," the statement added.

Liverpool is scheduled to start the new season of the English Premier League on Friday by facing Norwich City on the first match day of the tournament.

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