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Football Association to investigate anti-Islamic chants directed at Mido by Newcastle fans

Football Association to investigate anti-Islamic chants directed at Mido by Newcastle fans

The Football Association will investigate the anti-Islamic chants directed at Middlesbrough striker Ahmed Mido during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle.
"We will contact the clubs and get their views of what happened," the FA told the BBC on Tuesday. "We will also look at the quotes from the player and take it from there."
Mido, who scored Middlesbrough's first goal, said he was used to it.
"I just think this was ridiculous. Maybe some of them were drunk," the 24-year old Mido said. "It made me want to score goals. I was very delighted to score once and wanted another."
The Egypt striker ran toward the Newcastle fans after he scored, motioning toward them to be silent. He was yellow-carded for the celebration.
"I'm told it was for security reasons, but I don't see how that is possible," Mido said. "I don't see why what I did affected the security of the fans. I just put my finger to my mouth to say 'quiet.'"
In November 2005, West Ham apologized to Mido for anti-Muslim abuse directed at the striker, then with Tottenham, by its supporters.
Mido joined Middlesbrough from Tottenham this month for 6 million pounds (US$11.9 million; euro8.9 million). He has scored in both his games since.
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Updated : 2021-01-18 13:00 GMT+08:00