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Sir Mo Farah stands by racial harassment claim and lodges complaint with German Police

Sir Mo Farah stands by racial harassment claim and lodges complaint with German Police
March 08
07:00 2018

(UTV|COLOMBO) – Sir Mo Farah stands by his statement he was racially harassed at Munich airport and has lodged a formal complaint with the airport and the German police.

The German Federal Police responded to the British four-time Olympic champion’s initial claim by saying the accused officer was “properly carrying out his duty”.

Farah had posted a video on Instagram showing an altercation at the airport.

But the police added they “cannot see any indication of racial harassment”.

Farah, 34, was travelling to Ethiopia in preparation for next month’s London Marathon when the alleged incident took place.

“The guy is touching me up like crazy. Pure harassment. Pure, pure, harassment,” the Somalia-born athlete wrote, later posting the 47-second video on social media with the caption “Sad to see racial harassment in this day and age. 2018…!!!!”

In a statement, a police spokesperson said security checks at the airport are carried out by a private company on behalf of the State of Bavaria.

“It seemed that Sir Mo Farah did not agree with this passenger security check performed on him and blamed this check on a racist measure. Obviously he was very upset,” the statement added.

Courtesy: BBC Sport

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