Saturday, June 29, 2019

Anger over Mo Salah's 'second chance' tweet

Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah is being criticised after suggesting a teammate accused of sexual harassment should be given a "second chance".

The Liverpool superstar, who told Time magazine in April that the Middle East needed to change how it treats women, defended Amr Warda on Thursday in a tweet.

After women came forward with allegations of harassment, the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) excluded Warda from playing in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), which Egypt are currently hosting.

The midfielder initially denied the allegations but on Thursday he apologised in a video on Twitter and promised not to repeat the incidents. Salah is now being criticised for supporting such an act.