Mo Salah with Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp during the Champions League final Image: AFP
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has incurred the wrath of Liverpool fans after leaving Mohamed Salah injured during the Champions League final on May 27. A large section of the fans has also been accusing the Los Blancos captain to have gone into the tackle with the intent of injuring Liverpool's star player.
While most of these accusations have been restricted to social media alone, a lawyer from Salah's home country Egypt has decided to take it a step further. He has reportedly filed a €1billion (approx Rs 7,840 crore) lawsuit against Ramos for leaving Salah with a shoulder injury following a hard tackle.
The lawyer, named Bassem Wahba, appeared on TV to declare that he has filed a complaint with FIFA and accused the Real captain of inflicting 'physical and psychological harm' on Salah and will be seeking damages.
“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,” he said.
According to The Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, Salah’s injury is serious —probably a dislocated shoulder. He will reportedly take three to four weeks to recover and might not play Egypt’s opening World Cup game against Uruguay on June 15.