Salah’s lawyer Ramy Abbas accuses EFA of lying after latest statement
The Liverpool forward released a statement on Sunday where he questioned why the EFA continue to ignore his messages and that of his lawyer.
Then the EFA responded to Salah claims and hit back at his lawyer, and on Monday they have released a new statement, which says that Abbas didn’t use appropriate language when he contacted the EFA president and added that they will not allow any third party to stir up strife between them and any of the players.
They also claimed that the lawyer’s requests were exaggerated, illogical and, unacceptable, concluding that they will not respond to Abbas anymore.
Ramy Abbas responded to these claims in a series of tweets on his official Twitter account, explaining the requests he sent to the EFA, the image right issue, and the troubles which Mohamed Salah faced during the World Cup camp.
“The only way to make our requests seem unreasonable is by distorting them. We never asked for Mohamed to be transported separately from the rest of the team,” Ramy Abbas tweeted.
“When we discussed discretion at the airport it was only related to his arrival to the camp in Egypt.
“We suspected that the issue in relation to the image rights was going to explode right before the World Cup, and we wrote on Nov 2017 to address this issue early. There was no response. The only “response” was the aeroplane and everything else.
“We even found out about the aeroplane long before it was unveiled and we wrote to them, again, no response.
“Even the rights to display a logo on the players’ suits was sold! I had never before seen a suit with its brand on display!!
“We are not asking for special treatment. I would be very glad if the requests we made for Mohamed are granted to every single player of the national team that needs them.
“As for the hotel security, I think it would be only way we can ensure that Mohamed’s bedroom door isn’t knocked on at 2am, and again at 4am, for autographs and pictures,” he concluded.
Salah is due to return to international action next month when Egypt face Niger in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September 8. This will mark the Pharaohs’ first official game under new coach Javier Aguirre.
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