UCL fallout: Egyptian lawyer demands €1bn compensation for Salah’s injury

For the ‘physical and psychological harm Ramos caused Salah and the Egyptian people,’ an Egyptian lawyer is reportedly seeking nearly £1 billion compensation.

Liverpool’s star man, Mohammed Salah, was forced off the pitch in tears in the first half of Saturday evening’s Champions League final in Kiev, which Sergio Ramos’ Real Madrid went on to win 3-1.

A petition calling for retrospective punishment on Ramos smashed its initial target and has well over 370,000 signatures.

And in the latest strange twist, it is claimed that lawyer, Bassem Wahba confirmed on Egyptian national television he has complained to FIFA and filed a lawsuit potentially worth £873 million.

In the appearance on the channel ‘Sada El-Balad’, Wahba reportedly cited a deliberate act and inflicting “physical and psychological harm” upon a nation and its most celebrated footballer.

The Premier League’s top scorer posted on Twitter on Sunday to say his apparent shoulder ligament damage wouldn’t stop him from representing his nation at the World Cup in 17 days.

The good news hasn’t done much to silence Ramos critics with thousands more signing the petition for his punishment every hour.

Wahba is also still not happy, saying: “Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions,” before confirming he has filed a lawsuit and complained to football’s world governing body, FIFA.

Ramos has since moved to apologise for the challenge, which wasn’t even deemed a foul by referee, Milorad Mazic from Serbia.

The Spain captain said: “Sometimes football shows you its good side and others the bad. Above all we are fellow pros. Get well soon, Salah. The future awaits you.”

Still, Wahba said: “I’ll ask for compensation, which could exceed €1 billion, for the physical and psychological harm that Ramos gave Salah and the Egyptian people.”

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