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Wadi Degla release statement concerning suspended El-Merghany
Wadi Degla released a statement concerning the Ahmed El-Merghany situation after he was suspended for posting some critical comments on Facebook regarding Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
El-Merghany’s criticizied Egypt’s president El-Sisi on his personal Facebook account. The player’s comments came after Egypt suffered some terrorist attacks in Sinai resulting in the death of over 60 army servicemen in Sheikh Zuweid.
The ex-Zamalek midfielder has criticized the way El-Sisi handled these terrorist attacks, saying: “You told the people to come out and support you in order to fight terrorism. The people flood the streets even though fighting terrorism should’ve been your job in the first place.”
“Ever since then, everyone is dying; civilians, soldiers and policemen. Where are you? All we ever get from you is useless words with no actions,” he continued
He then went on calling El-Sisi a “failure” and held him responsible for the killed servicemen in Sinai, “Is a state of mourning not going to be declared for them and the television soaps cancelled? Or are they not as important as the state prosecutor?”
Wadi Degla came under fire after reportedly terminating the player’s contract. Club chairman Hassan El-Mestekawy was heavily criticized for not respecting the right of the player to express his thoughts and views.
Wadi Degla released a statement explaining where their decision came from.
“Referring to the decision to ban Ahmed El-Merghany until the end of the season, Wadi Degla put emphasis on our respect for freedom of speech which is provided by our constitution, however, we strongly reject expressing any political view by any employee.
“Previously, our club manager was spoken to firmly following his attack on the Muslim Brotherhood while being hosted on a television show. Football and politics do not mix.”
UPDATE: Wadi Degla then issued a follow up statement clarifying that El-Merghany’s contract has not been terminated, but the player has been suspended for the next four matches.