‘Everton fan’ charged with racist slur aimed at Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on Twitter: ‘Everton condemns in the strongest terms any kind of racism’
- A man has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence
- He has also been charged with obstructing a constable in execution of their duty
- Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was the subject of alleged abuse
Gary Hyland, 32, of Waterloo on Merseyside, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty.
He is due to appear in court on Friday.
Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was recently racially abused on Twitter
Merseyside police said a 32-year-old man was arrested just before 9.30am on Thursday following an investigation into the offensive tweet, reportedly posted by an Everton fan.
A force spokesman said: ‘Hate crime in any guise will not be tolerated and those who use the internet to target others, and who commit a criminal offence such as hate crime in doing so, need to understand that they are not beyond the law.’
The post was condemned by Everton. In a statement, the club 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.’
An Everton statement read: ‘Everton condemns in the strongest terms any kind of racism’