• Ethiopian: I saved Farah being taken into custody
  • ‘I talked to police and said this is Mo Farah … leave him’
  • Farah denies any attack took place at Gebrselassie’s hotel

Haile Gebrselassie has upped the ante in his row with Mo Farah by claiming that the British star “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during what he said was an unprovoked attack while Farah stayed at his hotel in Ethiopia – and that he saved Farah from being taken into custody by begging the police not to act.

Speaking to the Guardian after Farah publicly accused him of not doing enough to help after an alleged theft at Gebrselassie’s Yaga Village resort near Addis Ababa last month, the Ethiopian legend disputed several elements of Farah’s account before admitting: “I am very, very sad. I loved this guy but he has tried to destroy my name.”

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