Mohamed Salah was referred to police by his employers, Liverpool Football Club, after being recorded using his phone while driving by a supporter.
The incident reportedly took place shortly after Liverpool’s 4-0 Premier League win against West Ham United on Sunday, in which Salah scored his side’s opening goal.
Fans, including kids, were jostling for the forward’s attention, which he paid none. Salah continued on his device as he wheeled away from the traffic.
Fans crowd round the car hoping the Liverpool forward will wind his window down and sign their items for them or take a picture with him, but he focuses on his phone. Salah then drives a few metres forward in the traffic, while still appearing to be on his phone. Salah eventually acknowledges the young fans, by giving them a thumbs up, before he drives off again.
Liverpool striker Mo Salah has been referred to the police by his club after he was apparently filmed using a mobile phone at the wheel of his car. pic.twitter.com/dLxO0AiLfj
— BBC North West (@BBCNWT) August 13, 2018
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) August 13, 2018
“We have spoken to the player also and will deal with any follow-up internally.
“Neither the club or player will be making any further comment on this matter.”