Monday, January 23, 2017

Zaher prepares salute apology

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 12 Nov 2013

5 Views

Al Ahly’s Ahmed Abdel Zaher is set to apologise after making a controversial salute during Sunday’s CAF Champions League final.

The Egyptian side lifted the trophy after a 2-0 victory over Orlando Pirates secured a 3-1 aggregate victory, with Zaher netting his side’s second in the 78th minute.

However, the attacker celebrated by demonstrating the Rabaa symbol – a four-finger salute commemorating a sit-in protest by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi that was violently dispersed by security forces, leading to the deaths of hundreds of people.

With the club reportedly set to exclude Zaher from December’s FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco, Zaher is said to be penning an apology to the Egyptian Football Association and supporters.

“Ahmed Abdel Zaher feels that he made a mistake and is currently drafting an apology to National Board of Directors and the fans of different religious and political affiliations,” read a statement on Al Ahly’s website.

Zaher was quoted by Egyptian football website FilGoal earlier in the week, saying: “Yes, I raised the sign of Rabaa.

“But I didn’t mean political excitement to any one side or fan.

“All I meant to do was to remember the dead, whether in Rabaa, any other citizen and even policemen.”

Kung Fu fighter Mohammed Youssef was banned from competing for two years after displaying the same symbol at a medal ceremony last month.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top