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Mo Farah hurt by ‘nationality’ questions


Mo Farah claims Great Britain team-mate Andy Vernon questioned his nationality after the double Olympic champion won European 10,000m gold. Somalia-born Farah, 31 — who beat his fellow Briton to the 2014 title – said Vernon suggested he did not deserve the win because he was not European. But Vernon told the BBC this was a “huge, huge misrepresentation”.

“All I said, in a complete joking fashion, was that I was European champion,” said Vernon, 29.

Vernon said he considers Farah to be British and has called for the pair to “act like men and move on”
Source: Agencies