The plot thickens. Two days after Mohamed Salah left the Champions League final in tears after he landed awkwardly from a Sergio Ramos takedown, an Egyptian lawyer is ready to sue the Real Madrid captain.
How much I hear you ask? Well, it really is a quite ridiculous amount.
According to GOAL, the lawyer, who reportedly goes by the name of Bassem Wahba, has launched a €1 billion (£873 million) lawsuit against Ramos after he brought down the Liverpool forward in the first half.
Wahba announced on Egyptian television channel Sada El-Balad that he has already filed the complaint to FIFA.
“Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions. I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.” he claimed via GOAL.
He also accused the Spaniard of a deliberate act and inflicting “physical and psychological harm” upon a nation, and the 25-year-old himself.
Ramos has certainly hit the headlines after the Champions League final on Saturday night.
There’s already a petition to punish the defender for ‘intentionally hurting Mohamed Salah’ during the match and it’s already got over 300,000 signatures.
Meanwhile, Ramos himself issued a message to Salah following Saturday’s meeting, sending his best wishes to the forward ahead of the World Cup next month:
“Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. #GetWellSoon”.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp actually likened Ramos’ actions to a wrestling move.
“Of course it was a big moment in the game,” he said. “I know if you say something like that after a game you lost, it sounds like you are a little bit a bad loser but it was, for me, kind of a harsh challenge.
“It’s like wrestling a little bit and it’s unlucky then that Mo fell on his shoulder.”
Thoughts on Ramos’ actions on Saturday night? Does action need to be taken?
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