Riz Ahmed received racist abuse from fellow England fan during World Cup game

The Reluctant Fundamentalist actor stopped his patriotic singing following the incident

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The Independent Online

Riz Ahmed was the victim of racist abuse from a fellow England fan at the team’s ill-fated World Cup Uruguay match.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist actor and rapper felt he was unable to continue singing his patriotic jingle while watching the game in Brazil after a fan verbally attacked him.

London-born Ahmed – who is of Pakistani heritage – is known for his roles in Ill Manors, The Road to Guantanamo and Four Lions.

He studied Philosophy Politics and Economics at Oxford, before completing a course at Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

The 31-year-old tweeted about the racist incident:

He had only days before tweeted about the absence of racial discrimination in Brazil.

Fifa’s anti-discrimination policy says an initial offence by fans or players can be punished by having to play a game behind closed doors. Other penalties include having points deducted, relegation or expulsion from a tournament.