Nearly half a million people sign petition to punish Ramos for ‘intentionally’ hurting Salah
The Reds were in shock after Salah’s injury and seemed distorted in the first half after the Egyptian left the field and they eventually lost the game 3-1. Some fans and football pundits claimed that Ramos planned to injure the Egypt international.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, there were several mixed reports on the extent of the injury including a dislocated shoulder and a clavicle fracture, with several reports claiming Salah will miss the World Cup. However, it was confirmed on Sunday that he suffers a strain in the shoulder ligaments and that he’ll be back on the field in three weeks.
A petition that collected over 469,000 online signatures said that Ramos intentionally kept Salah’s arm under his armpit which resulted in the player’s shoulder injury.
“Sergio Ramos represents an awful example to future generations of football players. Instead of winning matches fairly, he uses tricks that defy the spirit of the game and fair play,” the petition’s description read.
A lot of Egyptian fans flooded Ramos after the match with insults and negative comments on the comments section on his official Facebook page. Even though the skipper wished Salah a speedy recovery, this was not enough to stop the fans.
Several hashtags, including #MohamedSalah #WeAreAllLiverpool and #Ramos were trending on Twitter as the Egyptian fans accused the Spanish international of deliberately injuring Salah.
Replying to a question asked about the challenge by Sergio Ramos that led to the injury, coach Jurgen Klopp described it as “harsh”. He continued, “The situation with Ramos and Mo was really bad. It was a shock for the team. We dropped a little bit too deep after it and we had to run, work, and when half-time came…yeah. What can I say about the goals? They scored one we scored three.”
The petition demanded UEFA and FIFA use the video recording of the match and take measures against the Spanish player.
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