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first_imgSir Mo Farah complained that he was a victim of “racial harassment” at a German airport as he traveled to his training camp in Ethiopia.Farah, 34, posted videos on social media of himself being pushed by officials at an unknown airport.He said: “Sad to see racial harassment in this day and age. 2018…!!!!”.The athlete repeated this claim in the video, saying: “Just in the airport here, got harassed again, again, again.”For wearing a hoodie and a jumper, Germany airport, Germany airport, oh my god.”The guy’s touching me up like crazy.”Pure harassment, pure, pure harassment. You don’t need to push me.” “Mo felt that the incident was racially motivated and that he was unfairly treated by the airport security staff.”Before his trip, he posted pictures of himself saying goodbye to his children and wife as he departed for six weeks in order to train.He is currently training for the London Marathon in April, aiming to become the first British male winner since 1993.The German police responded to his claims, saying he was filming the security check point, which is not allowed, and that is why he was guided towards the gate.In a statement issued to MailOnline, a spokesman for the German police said: “On the way to his flight, Sir Mo Farah had to pass the security check in Terminal 2 at Munich Airport.”Security checks at Munich Airport are carried out by a private security company on behalf of the State of Bavaria. It seems that Sir Mo Farah did not agree with this passenger security check performed on him and blamed this check a racist measure. Obviously he was very upset.”As Farah didn’t want to leave the security check point, security staff asked the Federal Police officer seen in the video for support. A guard is seen guiding him towards his gate, and another is seen pushing the Olympic gold medalist after he asked not to be touched.He is then seen being repeatedly pushed and shoved in the direction of the gate.The athlete commented at the end of the video: “The way you get treated. Did you see that guys? Unbelievable.”A spokesperson confirmed he felt subjected to racially-motivated unfair treatment.They told The Telegraph: “This afternoon, there was an incident at a German airport whilst Mo was travelling back to his training camp in Ethiopia. “In co-operation with the security staff’s supervisor the officer tried to explain this routine measure to Sir Mo Farah and to calm him down. Unfortunately that didn’t work.”Then the officer asked him to leave the security check point because he was blocking the area. Farah got more and more upset. He continued arguing and blaming security staff and the Federal Police officer of being racist. “At that point, Farah started filming the sensible security check point area which is now allowed. The officer asked him to stop recording.”As Farah ignored this police order the officer asked him to leave the security control area and proceed to his departure gate.”Farah persistently ignored this second police order so the officer slightly touched him and tried to direct him away from the security check point area to the shopping and gate section what you can see in the video.”Finally, the federal police officer was properly carrying out his duty. I cannot see any indications of racial harassment by the federal police officer at all.”center_img Mo Farah said goodbye to his family before going abroadCredit:Mo Farah/Instagram Mo Farah said goodbye to his family before going abroadlast_img read more