Leicester City star Hamza Choudhury subjected to sickening racist abuse after injuring Mohamed Salah in loss against Liverpool… and Foxes have reported comments to the police
- Hamza Choudhury’s tackle on Mohamed Salah saw the winger pick up an injury
- And the English midfielder was targeted by racist abuse after Liverpool’s win
- He was hit with comments on social media, including Twitter and Instagram
The English midfielder was targeted by sick trolls and hit with slurs aimed on social media platforms, including Twitter.
Choudhury was called a ‘n*****’ and a ‘f****** monkey’ in posts by users on Saturday evening.
Hamza Choudhury has been hit with a torrent of abuse after his tackle on Mohamed Salah
He is not the first England-based player to be hit with abuse in recent months as racists have also attacked Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba earlier in the season.
The 22-year-old was also called a ‘dirty Asian black n*****’ and ‘filthy animal’ in some of the posts on social media.
On his Instagram page, someone also commented: ‘I don’t know how they let some animal son of a b**** play in he PL. F*** u b****’.
Another wrote ‘Go back to ur f***** cave u n***** moneky (sic)’.
A Leicester spokesman said: ‘We are appalled by these comments, which the club has reported to the police and to the social media platform on which they were made.
‘Discriminatory behaviour has no place in football or in society and we will seek the strongest possible course of action to be taken against those responsible.’
The abuse belied legitimate criticism of Choudhury’s tackle on Salah, with the incident following another in recent months that saw him injure Matt Ritchie.
After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: ‘It’s a challenge I really don’t understand. It’s dangerous as hell.
‘He has to calm down in situations like this. It’s not the first time. He is a super player, top development, but these kind of challenges – no!
‘He should know better. He maybe was unlucky with Ritchie, but it was him and he has to calm down.
‘You cannot only go for the man, and then he gets only a yellow card.’