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Mortada: Referees’ current actions show revenge intentions

Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour

Zamalek chairman believes that the level of officiating his team faced in their match against Tanta in the is coming out of revenge on the President after he alleged that referees are taking bribes.

Mansour has slammed the Egyptian Football Association ‘EFA’ after the White Knights dropped two points in their away encounter against Tanta in a game that was surrounded by much controversy as Tanta were assigned two dubious penalty calls. The Whites have announced their withdrawal from the league right after this game.

“What is happening now has nothing to do with Al Ahly, referees have revenge intentions against me because of the bribery petition I made,” Mansour said in radio comments.

Zamalek are currently in the fourth place in the league table after concluding the first five rounds with only nine points.

“There is a difference between referees’ mistakes and what is happening now with Zamalek,” he added. “Head of refereeing committee Essam Abdel-Fattah should confirm mistakes made by referees so everyone can calm down, and punishment for such mistakes must be decent.”

“Referees should not be treated like gods when they make mistakes they have to be seriously punished so that such mistakes are not repeated again,” he concluded.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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  1. ahmed

    October 17, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Despite the man being the crazy persona we know, what do you want him to do? Even if we were to let aside the fact that refereeing is especially (and bizarrely enough) horrendous in Zamalek game, refereeing in that league is a joke. The numbers of unacceptable incidents that happened because of refereeing ”mistakes” just since last season is unbelievable. Yeah, Mortada is crazy, but what are you supposed to when your team lost no less than 12 points since last season only. Call it fairplay and move on? The FA need to get their things together and start providing -one way or another- referees that are up to the task.

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