Friday, 1 June 2018

Islamic Preacher Claims Mohamed Salah Was 'Punished By God'

 An Islamic preacher, Mubarak Al-Bathali, has claimed that Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah was punished by God for missing Ramadan fast against Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Mohamed Salah had a tussle with Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, which resulted to a shoulder injury and the Egypt international had to leave the pitch in pain just 30 minutes into the game. 
Initially, Mohamed Salah was said to have claimed that he would fast on the Champions League final day in Kiev, but Liverpool physiotherapist later confirmed that he would not. He eventually missed Ramadan fast on May 26, 2018, but he was unable to finish the first half of the game as his side, Liverpool, went on to lose 3-1 against Real Madrid.
But Kuwaiti preacher, Mubarak al-Bathali says Salah sinned by breaking his fast for the match
rather than due to the journey from Britain to Ukraine, saying it was "not a legitimate excuse. “God punished him for missing Ramadan fast, and he will bear the burden. "Do not think the Muslim believes that life is managed by reason and effort, but life is the Hand of God which comes to whom He wills, whether hard or not diligent. Perhaps the injury is good for you,'' the Kuwaiti preacher was quoted to have said on Twitter by UK Mirror. The 25-year-old suffered a should injury in the Reds' 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev last weekend. Salah was flown to Spain earlier this week to begin his recovery process, and the national team doctors along with the country's football association say his absence "will not exceed" three weeks.

Sergio Ramos Changes Phone Number Over Threats On Salah Challenge 

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has reportedly been forced to change his phone number following threats over his challenge on Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final. Sergio Ramos and Mohamed Salah had a tussle in Kiev in the Champions League final which forced the Liverpool star to be substituted in the first half with a shoulder injury. The injury has also put Salah's campaign in the 2018 World Cup in serious doubt although Egypt officials expect him to recover just in time for the opening game against Uruguay on June 15. Many football fans and pundits believe Sergio Ramos intentionally injured Mohamed Salah and he has been called different names on social media. Even a petition to get him retrospectively banned for the challenge has now passed half a million signatures. According to the report by COPE Network and made available to UK Mirror, both Ramos and his family have been receiving threats, meaning they have all had to change their numbers. The report also stated that Sergio Ramos' life has also been threatened by an anonymous caller. The legal practitioner is livid with the way Sergio tackled the Egypt international, which ended his night in Kiev and also put Salah in serious doubt for the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

By Mercy Kukah

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