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Mortada Mansour rushes to El-Badry’s defence

Posted on December 9, 2015
Mansour Badry defence

Ahram website

Zamalek president rushed to Hossam El-Badry’s defence, after the Olympic team’s failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

Mortada Mansour pointed out on TV channel LTC, “The case of the national team[‘s elimination] should be opened, in order to detect the real reasons for the early elimination.”

“We shouldn’t slaughter Hossam El-Badry,” he insisted.

The Zamalek president admitted to not personally knowing El-Badry: “I don’t know him and I’ve never met him before, even by coincidence.”

“But I see the way the media and the fans are treating him after the early elimination, and it is totally wrong,” he continued.

“I demand Hossam El-Badry’s execution,” he said mockingly, poking fun at the 55-year-old’s detractors.

“Setting up the gallows for El-Badry and the players won’t benefit anyone; we want to know the real reason for the early elimination for this generation of players,” he claimed.

Moratada’s comments come after the poor displays by the  at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, which saw Egypt eliminated early on with two points from three games, thereby ending all hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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