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Egypt legend Hossam Hassan detained over Mahalla match brawl

Posted on July 12, 2016

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday the detention of Al Masry manager for four days pending investigations into his actions following his team’s final match of the season.

Hassan was caught on video chasing down a man, who was later reported to be a policeman, inside the pitch before punching him in the face following his side’s 2-2 draw with relegated Ghazl El-Mahalla.

The police sergeant, who was not wearing an official uniform, is an interior ministry-affiliated photographer, according to local news reports.

The 49-year-old manager as well as assistant coach Hassan Mostafa underwent investigation by an Ismailia prosecution late Monday.

The legendary striker and the former Al Ahly and midfielder face charges of resisting authorities, damaging property and stealing a camera’s memory card.

The Egyptian Football Association handed Hassan a three-game ban and an EGP 10,000 fine for his unsporting behavior after the game.


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