Egyptian FA Claims Players Subjected To Racist Abuse

The Egyptian FA says its players – and Mohamed Salah in particular – were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

It also claims Senegalese fans threw bottles and rocks at players during the warm-ups and attacked the team bus as it approached the stadium. The Egyptian FA posted pictures of the incidents to its official Instagram account.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane slotted the decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out to send Senegal to the World Cup finals at Egypt’s expense.

Mohamed Salah had lasers shining on him when he missed a spot-kick in the shoot-out for Egypt (Credit: Mola TV)

A statement from the Egypt FA said: “The Egypt national team have been exposed to racism with offensive signs in the stands against the Egyptian players in general, and Mohamed Salah in particular.

“The crowd also intimidated the players by throwing bottles and rocks on them during the warm-up.

“The Egyptian group’s busses have also been exposed to assaults that led to broken windows and injuries; filed with pictures and videos as proof in the complaint submitted.”

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The Egyptian FA says its players - and Mohamed Salah in particular - were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

There was further controversy during the game – which Senegal won on penalties to reach the World Cup thanks to Saido Mane scoring the winning spot-kick – as it appeared home fans shone lasers in the eyes of Egyptian players as they prepared to take penalties.

The Egyptian FA says its players – and Mohamed Salah in particular – were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

The Egyptian FA also said home fans threw missiles at their players

The Egyptian FA says its players - and Mohamed Salah in particular - were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

The Egyptian FA says its players – and Mohamed Salah in particular – were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

A member of the Egyptian team seems to be holding a rock that they say was thrown at the bus

The Egyptian FA says its players – and Mohamed Salah in particular – were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

The Egyptian FA posted pictures on social media of the team bus after they claimed it was attacked by Senegal fans

As Salah waited to take his spot-kick, lasers could be seen shining on his face and videos on social media appeared to show that it was home fans with the lasers. Salah missed his penalty – blazing his kick over the bar.

The Egyptian FA says its players - and Mohamed Salah in particular - were the subject of racist abuse from Senegal fans during their World Cup play-off game.

Mane’s spot-kick concluded a dramatic second leg in Diamniadio after Hamdi Fathi’s fourth-minute own goal hauled the hosts level following Egypt’s 1-0 win in Cairo on Friday night.

The result was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final two months ago when Mane again scored the winning penalty.

Senegal dominated most of the proceedings and Egypt were indebted to goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy, who produced a series of stunning saves to deny Pape Abdou Cisse and Ismaila Sarr in extra time.

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