While the Egyptians have been outraged by Sergio Ramos for injuring their star man, Mohamed Salah, one lawyer has decided to take things a step further by filing a €1 billion (£873m/$1.2bn) lawsuit against the Real Madrid defender.
By SportBrief Reporter
Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah was injured in a challenge with the Real Madrid captain during Saturday’s much anticipated Champions League final showdown.
Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder after grappling with Ramos during the Kiev showpiece and suffered a ligament damage around the joint which has thrown his World Cup participation in doubt.
Apparently one particular Egyptian lawyer was so outraged by Ramos that he decided to settle things the best way he knows how, by filing a €1 billion lawsuit.
In an appearance on Egyptian television channel Sada El-Balad , the lawyer who goes by the name of Bassem Wahba announced he had filed a complaint to FIFA and accused Ramos of a deliberate act and inflicting “physical and psychological harm” upon a nation and its most celebrated footballer.
“Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions,” he claimed. “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.”
While the Premier League Golden Boot winner did post on Twitter on Sunday to say he was “confident” he would be able to represent Hector Cuper’s side at Russia 2018, the lawsuit is pretty much in motion and it still remains to be seen what the judges will make of the matter.