Former Egyptian striker Mido did not hold back in his criticism of his national team and star Mohamed Salah.
The Liverpool forward tested positive for the coronavirus just days after attending his brother’s wedding in Cairo, Egypt.
Salah has self-isolated in his homeland after testing positive last Friday, on the eve of Egypt’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Togo.
Former Egyptian striker Mido did not hold back in his criticism of star Mohamed Salah
Striker Salah tested positive for coronavirus just days after attending his brother’s wedding
The wedding of Salah’s brother Nasr (right) took place in the Egyptian capital of Cairo
Mido, who won 51 caps for Egypt, has condemned his compatriot for attending his brother’s wedding ahead of an international match amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I know I might be attacked after my next comments, but it must be so,” he said. Al-Nahar Television.
Mohamed Salah made a big mistake by attending his brother’s wedding a few days before the Egyptian national team match, he was very negligent in the measures taken to prevent the coronavirus and the result was that he was infected.
Mido, who won 51 caps for Egypt, condemns compatriot for attending his brother’s wedding
Mohamed Salah’s neglect caused the Egyptian team to lose an important player in a very important game and time, and he also risked the health of his teammates.
“He shouldn’t have been present at his brother’s wedding, especially then. The wedding included more than 800 people, and half of them agreed to kiss and kiss Salah.
In Mido’s rant, he also launched a tirade against Egyptian national team officials, calling them “cowards” for not acting because they were “afraid”.
“The other point here is the silence of all those responsible for the negligence of the player, which confirms the fact that the player is always bigger than the national team and that will lead to a big failure,” he added .
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“When I missed the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, I was punished by missing the final and being excluded from the national team for six months. The final we lost, I was young and I think I’m older than the team, but now I confirm that no one is bigger than the team, and if anyone thinks that it will be a great failure.
“Egyptian officials have not addressed any words of blame or reproach to Mohamed Salah and the prejudice caused by his negligence to the Egyptian team, and I appoint each of the sports ministers Ashraf Sobhi, EFA President Amr Al- Ganayni, national team coach Hossam Al-Badri, and national team manager Mohamed Barakat, all are cowards and fear Mohamed Salah fans who love the Liverpool star, but here I am speaking without calculations or fear of anyone, and what is said should I tell myself.
“No one can say that Salah did not make a mistake in going to his brother’s wedding at this difficult time and in light of the corona crisis all the English newspapers speak negatively against us. Salah should have been blamed for what he did, but everyone is scared.
Salah thanked fans for their messages of support and hopes he returns to the pitch “soon”
Salah, who is said to be suffering from mild symptoms this weekend, thanked fans for their messages of support and hopes he returns to the pitch “soon”.
He wrote on Twitter Tuesday: “I want to thank everyone for the messages of support and the best wishes. I am convinced that I will be back on the pitch soon.
It was reported on Monday that Salah could return to Liverpool this week if he tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Health, with an offer before returning for a critical clash against Leicester on Sunday night.