Salah’s lawyer on EFA: They don’t seem to be interested
Mohamed Salah’s lawyer Ramy Abbas has provided an update on the image rights dispute between his client and the Egyptian Football Association.
KingFut had previously revealed that Salah’s lawyers are planning to take action against the Egyptian Football Association over the image rights dispute.
Salah’s lawyer Ramy Abbas expressed his displeasure after the Liverpool player’s image appeared on the Egypt team plane, which is sponsored by Presentation Sports, who don’t have the rights to use Salah’s images.
He wrote to Egypt FA president Hany Abou Rida requesting that Presentation Sports, who are the Egyptian FA’s main sponsor and media partner, cease the use of Mohamed Salah’s image on the national team’s flagship aircraft that will fly them around Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He also added that Presentation Sports were wrong to claim they are entitled to Mohamed Salah’s national team image rights, and to stop selling Mohamed Salah’s image rights by using his image alongside that of the sponsors of the Egyptian FA.
After receiving no response, Ramy made it clear that Mohamed Salah could miss the World Cup if the issue is not resolved before June 15th, and today he has revealed on his Twitter that the EFA is yet to contact him.
“We have not even been contacted for a resolution! Nothing! Complete silence! What’s the plan?! We just see more and more billboards and ads coming out which we have never authorised!” Ramy wrote.
“What effect do they think this is having? A good one?! Anyway, time is of the essence…They don’t seem to be interested. Don’t seem to care.”
We have not even been contacted for a resolution! Nothing! Complete silence! What's the plan?! We just see more and more billboards and ads coming out which we have never authorised! What effect do they think this is having? A good one?! Anyway, time is of the essence…
They don't seem to be interested. Don't seem to care.
— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) April 28, 2018
He also tweeted that new updates will be revealed tomorrow after seven days without any response. KingFut have reached out to the Egyptian FA and await their response.
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