A West Ham fan from Bexleyheath has been banned from attending football for three years after admitting to racially abusing Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah.

In February 2019, after the two clubs played out a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium, footage taken by a supporter emerged where Salah Islamophobic insults were directed towards the Egyptian.

Bradley Thumwood, 48, from Pickford Road, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 13, where he pleaded guilty to racially aggravated Section 5 public order.

Thumwood was issued with a three-year Football Banning Order and fined £400.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs amounting to £125.

Dedicated Football Officer, PC Andy Sheldon said: “We do not, and will not tolerate hate crime of any kind at football matches and will take action against those who are found to have committed these kinds of crimes during games.

“We are committed to working closely with football clubs to identify anyone behaving inappropriately and breaking the law.

"We are grateful for the support of West Ham United Football Club and for their commitment to eradicating this type of behaviour.

“We ask anyone who sees or hears this type of behaviour to speak to stewards or police.”

A West Ham United spokesperson said: “West Ham United is unequivocal in its stance - we have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.

"Equality and diversity are at the heart of the Football Club and we are committed to continue ensuring that everyone who enters London Stadium is free to enjoy watching their team play football in an inclusive environment.

“The club works closely with Kick It Out and our fan group BAME Hammers.

"In conjunction with those parties, the club will offer educational sessions to the individual in question in an effort to reform their views, whilst reserving the right to uphold their indefinite bans, should those efforts prove unsuccessful.”