Mo Farah accuses German airport of “racial harassment” in disturbing video

Sir Mo Farah has shared a disturbing video of himself allegedly experiencing "racial harassment".

The reigning BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner went live on Instagram on Tuesday (March 6) to document what he alleged to be racial profiling by a security official at a German airport.

In the video, a security officer can be seen approaching Sir Mo as he complains about his treatment, and appears to physically nudge him while ordering him to move towards his gate. There is no direct evidence that the confrontation was racially motivated in the video itself.

"Just in the airport here, got harassed again, again, again," he says. "For wearing a hoodie and a jumper, Germany airport, Germany airport. Oh my god.

"The guy's touching me up like crazy. Pure harassment, pure, pure harassment. You don't need to push me."

As the officer approaches, Sir Mo complains: "I will go to the gate, you don't need to push me. You are live, you can't touch me. Stop pushing me. Look, he's pushing me.

"You don't need to grab me, leave me alone. You are on Instagram Live, you are pushing me. The way you get treated. Did you see that guys? Unbelievable."

A spokesperson for Farah later told Press Association Sport: "This afternoon, there was an incident at a German airport whilst Mo was travelling back to his training camp in Ethiopia.

"Mo felt that the incident was racially motivated and that he was unfairly treated by the airport security staff."

Sir Mo was apparently travelling in Germany as part of his training for the London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday, April 22.

This article originally appeared on Digital Spy.