Athletics great Sir Mo Farah has claimed he was the victim of "racial harassment" by Munich Airport security personnel in a video uploaded to his social media accounts.

The four-time British Olympic gold medallist recorded his exchange with an airport official in which he described his treatment as "pure harassment" and "unbelievable", the Daily Mail reports.

The 47-second clip was streamed live on Farah's Instagram account and then also uploaded onto his Twitter account with the caption: 'Sad to see racial harassment in this day and age. 2018...!!! #airport #germany'

Farah was passing through the German airport as he returned to his training camp in Ethiopia.


Although not mentioned in the video, Farah's representatives said it happened at Munich Airport.

The clip begins with Farah apparently describing an unpleasant experience as he passed through security.

Farah says "you won't believe what has just happened" and that he complained to the manager to no avail.

He adds: "The guys were touching me up like crazy. Pure harassment. Pure, pure harassment."

A security guard then walks up to Farah and begins to escort him away in the direction of the departure gates.

Farah says: "You don't need to push me, I'll go to the gates. You can't touch me. Stop pushing me."

To that, the official replies: "I can touch you. Go to the gate, go to the gate."

As he turns Farah around with a firm hand on his right arm, the athlete says: "Leave me alone" and "You're on Instagram live".

The guard replies "I don't care" before walking away from Farah.

Farah ends the clip by saying: "The way I was getting treated was ridiculous. You see all that, guys? Unbelievable."

Farah's legion of social media followers left supportive comments after the video was uploaded.