Sir Mo Farah 'racially harassed' at German airport

Sir Mo Farah 'racially harassed' at German airport
A video posted online allegedly showed Sir Mo Farah being racially harassed by a security guard at a German airport.
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07 March, 2018
Farah was recently knighted at Buckingham Palace [Getty]

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah said he was racially harassed while travelling through Munich airport on Tuesday.

Farah, who recently received a knighthood from the Queen, filmed the incident using the Instagram Live feature and later uploaded the video onto his other social media accounts.

“Sad to see racial harassment in this day and age. 2018...!!!!" the Somalia-born athlete wrote on Twitter.

The 47-second video which was viewed live by thousands of people showed the athlete being allegedly manhandled by a security guard in the German airport. 

“You don’t need to push me, you don’t need to grab me, leave me alone,” Farah repeatedly says. “You are on Instagram live, you can’t touch me.”

“I can touch you,” the security guard responds, before saying “I don’t care”.

"This afternoon there was an incident at a German airport whilst Mo was travelling back to his training camp in Ethiopia,” a spokesperson for Farah said in a statement released to Press Association Sport.

"Mo felt that the incident was racially motivated and that he was unfairly treated by the airport security staff."