A senior official from the Egyptian FA has threatened the family of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah after the attacker made demands to ensure he is no longer harassed on international duty, following a World Cup campaign hampered by various interruptions.
Salah, 26, has seen his relationship with the EFA become fractured in recent months after they used an unauthorised image of him next to a rival sponsor on the team's plane earlier this summer, before his preparation time in Russia was disrupted by photo ops with celebrities and other notables, most infamously with the controversial leader of Chechnya
The Liverpool ace has been propelled into super stardom in Egypt after securing their place at the World Cup for the first time in 28-years, making him a man in demand for fans and dignitaries alike.
Such is the concern over Salah's safety when he links up with his country, his lawyer
المدعو #محمد_صلاح حامه طه— ﮼السفير ﮼خالد ﮼لطيف ﮼ (@KhaledLateif) August 28, 2018
يؤكد في فيديو صحة البيان الذي نشره
عضو مجلس الإدارة #مجدي_عبدالغني
والذي تم الطعن في صحته من #اتحاد_الكره
المدعو @MoSalah حبيت أذكرك إن
الست الوالده لسا في مصر
فما تعملش فيها #من_بنها
وإنك عايس برا وتعمل إللي عاوزوا
واللبيب بالإشارة يفهم#فيديو pic.twitter.com/dGNPpCZUmY
Khaled Lateif, a EFA board member, failed to take the correspondence kindly as he instead threatened Salah by warning him that while he no longer lived in Egypt, his mother did.
His translated tweet said: "I'd like to remind @MoSalah that your mother is still in Egypt. You are abroad and can do as you wish. Those who understand, understand."
Lateif made the remarks following
“But really, what I see is exactly the opposite. It's not normal that my messages and my lawyer’s letters are ignored.