Mohammed Salah had a night to forget in the Champion’s League final on Saturday night, coming off in tears with a dislocated shoulder after thirty minutes and then proceeding to see his team throw away the title thanks to two outrageous mistakes from Loris Karius.
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There was an outrcy against Sergio Ramos from most people in the world as his cynical foul took Salah out and injured him, but the reaction has been even more serious in Egypt as the country now has to deal with potentially going to the World Cup without their best player and talisman. Petitions have already appeared online trying to get FIFA to give Ramos some kind of retrospective ban for his part in Salah’s injury as he wasn’t even booked, but one Egyptian lawyer has taken this even further by issuing a €1 billion lawsuit against him.
Here’s what Bassem Wahba had to say about it:
I have filed a complaint to FIFA accusing Ramos of a deliberately inflicting physical and psychological harm on Salah and Egypt as a nation.
Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions. I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.
I’ll ask for compensation, which could exceed €1 billion, for the physical and psychological harm that Ramos gave Salah and the Egyptian people.
I intend to donate it to the country’s Long Live Egypt Fund.
Well there you have it. I think most people are probably in agreement that Ramos is a bit of a dickhead and there’s no way that he wasn’t intentionally trying to injure him during that incident, but I think if Wahba thinks he is going to be able to sue him for that then he’s got another thing coming. I mean to begin with it’s a sporting event/competition and incidents like this are unfortunately part and parcel of huge matches like this thanks to some of the people out there and their temperament – you just have to accept it really. You can’t go around suing people just because your team lost and you’re gutted about it.
There’s also absolutely no precedent for this kind of thing happening ever before which isn’t going to help his cause either. There’s also no basis for how this guy has calculated this value of €1 billion for compensation and I’m fairly certain he’s just plucked it out of the air for no real reason other than it sounds big and impressive and is a nice round number.
So basically I can’t see this guy winning the amount whatsoever but I suppose the sentiment is nice for Mo Salah. Not sure if that’s really going to help him in his quest to make the World Cup though.
For more dislocated shoulders, check out this MMA fighter popping his opponent’s shoulder back into his socket after he dislocated it. Ouch.