Leicester condemn online abuse of Hamza Choudhury

Wednesday 09th October 2019 08:15 EDT

Leicester said they were “appalled” at racist comments directed towards midfielder Hamza Choudhury on social media following a tackle that injured Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah during the Foxes’ 2-1 defeat at Anfield. A Leicester spokesman said they complained to the police and social media about the racist comments. “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.”

Choudhury is the latest Premier League player to be racially abused online this season, with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Tammy Abraham having also been targeted. The abuse came in the wake of legitimate criticism of his tackle on Salah, with the incident following another made by Choudhury in August that saw him injure Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie.

After the game Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “It’s a challenge I really don’t understand. It’s dangerous as hell. I don’t want to cause the boy any problems but he has to calm down. This is not the first situation like this.”

Salah hobbled out of Anfield after the match with the club still awaiting news on the extent of his ankle injury.

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