Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has blasted the Egyptian FA (EFA) after he lost the Best Player Award to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi earlier this week.
Salah expressed his frustration at the EFA via the tweet from his official Twitter handle as he said that Egyptian football authorities won’t take his love for his country away from him.
The Liverpool hitman has removed the reference to the EgyptIan national team from his bio on Twitter.
The FIFA Men’s Best Player Award was determined by votes and Mohamed Salah finished in fourth position behind the aforementioned Messi who had 20 more points than the Egyptian.
Liverpool teammate Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo finished in second and third place respectively.
Mohamed Salah is furious with the Egyptian FA after they returned invalid votes according to FIFA despite the fact that the association had said that captain Ahmed Elmohamady and former coach Shawky Gharib both picked Salah as first choice during voting.
According to world football’s governing body FIFA, their votes were rendered invalid after the signatures were in capital letters in addition to the fact that they were not signed by the EFA general secretary.
Only the votes of Egypt’s media representative Hany Danial (Sadio Mane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Salah) was listed on FIFA’s website.