Sir Mo Farah claims he was 'racially harassed' at German airport

6 March 2018, 15:42

Sir Mo Farah has claimed he was the victim of "racial harassment" at an airport in Germany.

The four-time Olympic champion recorded the altercation with an official at an airport in Germany on Instagram Live and later tweeted: "Sad to see racial harassment in this day and age. 2018...!!!!"

During the video, Farah addresses his followers on social media and accuses the airport official of racial harassment, saying: "The guy is touching me like crazy. Pure harassment, pure, pure harassment.

"You don't need to push me, look he's pushing me. You can't touch me. You don't need to grab me. Leave me alone, listen you are on Instagram Live."

"The way we get treated is ridiculous, you saw that, guys? Unbelievable."

Farah, currently preparing for the London Marathon, got a lift as he won the inaugural 'Big Half' race in the capital on Sunday.

He completed the half-marathon course in an unofficial time of one hour, one minute and 39 seconds.

It vindicated his decision to not pull out of the 13.1-mile race despite the bad weather which had affected the country last week.