Mo Farah flies back to US as GB team-mates criticise withdrawal

Andy Vernon and Richard Kilty criticise gold medal winner

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Mo Farah found himself under fire from his peers after pulling out of the Birmingham Diamond League meeting over the doping allegations surrounding his coach, Alberto Salazar.

Farah, who has returned to the US, was criticised by his Great Britain team-mates Andy Vernon and Richard Kilty.

Vernon said: “If it was me and I didn’t want to race, I probably would have said I’ll come down, have an interview on the track and say hi to everyone.”

Sprinter Kilty was also  critical, saying: “I’d have shown up on one leg. It’s a shame for the fans. I think a lot of people have paid to watch him today.”

Farah with Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp

Salazar is expected to make a statement over the allegations in the next two days.