Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mo Salah was targeted with a racist tweet which is being investigated by the cop. On Wednesday afternoon, a message including a mocked-up image of the footballer was sent before shared by others, said Merseyside Police.

One of the police officials said that it was treating the incident as a hate crime. Police are investigating whether the message was sent by a Twitter user who had connections to the club.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “Merseyside Police is aware of an offensive tweet posted in relation to a Liverpool footballer, and shared by others, and will be investigating the matter.”

“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,” he stated.

An Everton spokesman further claimed “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,” he added.

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