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Nearly half a million people sign petition to punish Ramos for ‘intentionally’ hurting Salah

Sergio Ramos Mohamed Salah

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Nearly half a million people have signed an online petition that called on FIFA and UEFA to punish Real Madrid captain for “intentionally hurting” .

An online petition was launched after a heavy challenge from Ramos on Salah during the final, which forced the Egypt international off the field only 30 minutes into the game.

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.

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



  1. Karma

    May 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Ramos sold his soul. Rot in Hell Ramos #Cunt

    • fryderyka

      May 27, 2018 at 4:37 PM

      you are a fool karma for saying that why should mo keep his hand under sergio arm and sergio hit the ball did you play football at all

  2. ken roberts

    May 27, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    I have been watching football now for 60 years and I have never seen a foul such as the one on salah it was certainly intentional and well practiced….the real madrid coaching team and his colleagues must have been aware of this type of foul…hold a player under his arm hold into position while you pretend to fall over…this could have resulted in multiple breaks in mo salah’s arm. I only wish Liverpool had a tommy smith in their team to seek revenge.

  3. Nguy

    May 27, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    I’m a fan in Vietnamese. I’m so sad for Salah. Ramos played too dirty. FIFA should stop him from participating in the competition.

  4. Mark A

    May 27, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Shame on Ramos. Deliberate or not it was a thuggish tackle. Disgraceful.

  5. Frannie Daly

    May 27, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    He also head butted goalkeeper Karius

  6. Malcolm

    May 28, 2018 at 12:08 AM

    Where is the link to the petition? I am sure thousands more who saw the deliberate foul would sign even none LfC fans, anyone watching as a neutral would see how he was singled out as a threat to there game, and had to be taken out,

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