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Factory of Chairs 2.0: Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

Posted on January 29, 2014

Egyptian football fans are at it again. They’re everywhere. We’ve seen Egyptians storm Hull City’s Facebook page last year following the signings of Gedo and Ahmed Fathi, forcing the club to open an official Arabic page – which now has over 248,000 Likes. Just over two months ago Al Ahly fans threatened to take FC Bayern München ‘behind the factory of chairs’ as the African champions had the chance to meet the German giants at the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco, which they blew. Now,  set their sights on their latest target: ’s official Facebook page.


Following Chelsea’s announcement of signing Mohamed Salah from FC Basel, thousands of Egyptian fans invaded the London-based club’s Facebook page in hilarious fashion, albeit to the annoyance of most Chelsea fans – especially those who don’t understand Arabic. Egyptians spammed away and managed to turn the focus of each post – from Mourinho’s birthday to Michael Essien’s departure – to being about their hero, Salah.

Below are screenshots of some of the hilarious comments and reactions taken from Chelsea’s official Facebook page.

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook

Highlighted comment above: “Whoever hated Chelsea and now supports them, press Like.”

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook 

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

Jumping ship? Top comment above: “Whoever came from Basel’s page to here, show me a like”

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

Even before the signing was officially announced: “When will Salah come on?”

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

Top comment above: “If Salah doesn’t play the people of will take you behind the factory of chairs”, which he then sarcastically translates to: “Congratulations for this successful and important transfer.”

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

“Abou Salah also knows how to stand in goal.”

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

Egyptian fans invade Chelsea Facebook page

Chelsea’s Facebook page is expected to continue accumulating Egyptian fans with the signing of Salah, what are your thoughts on those spamming the page?


  1. ldiogoz

    February 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    You should also make a topic about the egyptian invasion to Sporting Clube de Portugal official facebook page. Take a look at it

  2. sherif

    February 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Egyptian people well-known sense of humor and what makes them do that is their professional players that are playing n Europe such Salah ( so popular in Egypt ) not mean never hurt or occupation of any page on Facebook for any club and i think both egyptans and local team fans spend good time chating and transfer knowledge between them

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