Merseyside Police are investigating an alleged racially motivated attack on young Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The 21 year old, who most recently was at League Two side Tranmere Rovers on loan, sustained facial injuries in the incident whilst out with his brother, who also got hurt.
The police received the report just after 2:05am on Saturday that George’s brother was assaulted inside the Red Door bar in Liverpool before the young shot-stopper also got hurt shortly after.
Both attended hospital to have their cuts to the face looked at. An investigation is ongoing and officers are looking at CCTV.
Shamal George took to Twitter on Sunday and posted thanks to the support he’s received.
Your support means everything. Thank you♥️ #LFC
— Shamal George (@shamalgeorge) 10 March 2019
A Liverpool FC spokesman said the club was: “Shocked and appalled that Shamal and a family member have been subjected to such a terrible ordeal”.
“As a club, we will offer Shamal and his family any support that they require.
“The matter is now in the hands of Merseyside Police and we will defer all enquiries to them. We would also urge anyone with information about the incident to come forward.”
“Liverpool Football Club will make no further comment until it is appropriate to do so and, in the meantime, we would ask that Shamal and his family have their privacy respected.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100098869 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
Football fans took to social media to give their reaction, slam the culprits, offer their support and wish him well – check out what they had to say on the next page.
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