Liverpool forward Mo Salah has been reported to police for a traffic offence… by his own club.
The Egypt international was filmed by a fan driving one-handed while using his mobile phone and Anfield staff saw the footage on social media before taking the decision to report Salah to Merseyside police.
Salah was in his car in a traffic jam when some fans approached seeking an autograph after the match against West Ham on Sunday, during which the 26-year-old opened his account for the season. Despite only driving a few metres while holding his phone, the club elected to inform police of the infraction.
Liverpool inform police of Salah offence
“Liverpool FC, after speaking to the player, has made the images available to Merseyside police and explained the situation they were recorded in. The player has been informed and any further action will be handled internally. Neither the club nor the player will be making any further comment,” a Liverpool spokesman told various UK media.
Merseyside police later issued a statement on social media: “We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving. This has been passed to the relevant department. Thanks for letting us know.”
Being in control of a vehicle while using a mobile in the UK carries a penalty of six points on a licence and a fine of 200 pounds.
ℹ️ We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving. This has been passed to the relevant department. Thanks for letting us know 👍— MerPolCC (@MerPolCC) 13 de agosto de 2018