How Salah reduced hate crimes and anti-Muslim comments in the Merseyside since he began playing for Liverpool

How Salah reduced hate crimes and anti-Muslim comments in the Merseyside since he began playing for Liverpool

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah has impacted heavily since arriving at the Merseyside club in 2017. His arrival at the club caused a drastic reduction in hate related crimes and anti-Muslim comments that has been going on for a long time.

Hate crimes in the Merseyside was a thing on the lips all across England but since the arrival and impressive display of Salah for Liverpool. The rate of hate crime dropped by 19% helping the inhabitants of the city accept each other more, neglecting their tribal or color differences.

Salah and Mane celebrating a goal

Salah and Mane celebrating a goal / Getty Images

Acceptance of Muslims also grew tremendously over the years as Muslims in the area now have freewill to interact with others without fear of been discriminated because by others who are not of the same religion with them. Anti-Muslim comments reduced by 50%.

The study of the reduction in hate crimes and anti-Muslim comments was carried out by researchers at Stanford University.

Salah since his arrival at Liverpool has helped the Merseyside club won the Championship League and Premier League, ending their long run of years without a trophy. He won the golden boot for being the highest goal scorer in the league twice in a roll.

His impact has also made Liverpool the most supported club by Egyptians.

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