Lausanne (Switzerland): No sooner had embattled Mo Farah scorched to an emphatic victory in his first race since being mired in doping allegations surrounding his coach than he found himself at the centre of a foul-mouthed spat.
Reigning Olympic and double world champion Farah produced a trademark kick from 80 metres to win a high-quality 5000m at the Lausanne Diamond League on Thursday in his first outing since drug claims against coach Alberto Salazar.
Attention was turned to Farah's apparent snubbing of British teammate Andy Vernon, who also ran in the 5000m.
As Farah prepared himself for an interview on the track immediately after his impressive victory, Vernon went to shake his hand in a bid to bury the hatchet after a nasty verbal spat earlier this season.
Farah turned his back and, according to Vernon, told him to clear off in no uncertain terms. “I went to shake his hand and he turned his back on me and told me to f**k off,” explained Vernon.