Mohamed Salah’s impact since he joined Liverpool has reduced crime at the Merseyside, according to a study
The Egyptian completed a summer move from Roma in 2017 and has been impressive so far
According to researchers, Salah’s influence reduced Islamophobia in Liverpool by 18.9 per cent
Mohamed Salah has become a major influence in the reduction of Islamophobia at Merseyside, study revealed.
Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University conducted a study “Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitudes”.
Due to the high level of hate crimes in Liverpool, the study has proven that crime has dropped since Salah’s arrival from Roma in 2017.
In the last two years, there were 18.9 per cent fewer hate crimes than predicted and 53 per cent fall in anti-Muslim tweets among Liverpool fans.
According to a Stanford University study, since Mo Salah joined Liverpool, hate crimes in the Merseyside area have decreased by 19%. pic.twitter.com/tQS0UHtKLC
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“Overall, we interpret these results to support the hypothesis that Salah’s arrival at Liverpool FC caused a decrease in extreme acts of bigotry,” the study concludes.
Fifteen million tweets were analyzed by researchers from football fans in the UK and 8,600 Red fans were studies before the arrival of Salah.
And the result of the study said: “The survey experiment suggests that these results may be driven by increased familiarity with Islam.”