In the weekend, Mo Salah and Liverpool lost 7-2 against Aston Villa. But for Reds fan David Craig, the Egyptian remains a hero – because he stood up for him when he was harassed.
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“I think Mo is a real hero and I want to thank him,” said David Craig of the British “Sun”. A few days late, the 50-year-old turns to the tabloid to thank the Liverpool striker.
Salah had helped him at a gas station near Liverpool’s Anfield Road football stadium on Monday, September 28. A group of young men harassed Craig. “They used swear words, asked why I was pleading, and told myself I should look for a job,” said the Englishman who has been looking for work for six years in the interview.
“Then he gave me 100 pounds”
Salah then addressed the men, “You could be there in a few years too,” he called out to them, and they left the gas station. However, the Egyptian didn’t stop with verbal help – he also gave the man money. “Then he went to the ATM and gave me £ 100,” Craig said.
Screenshots of CCTV footage show Mo Salah handing money to the man at the gas station. “Mo was just as great as he was for Liverpool on the field,” said Craig, comparing the forward’s football performance. Shortly before, Liverpool had the Premier League on match day three won 3-1 against Arsenal.
It is not the first time that Mohamed Salah has been celebrated outside the football field. Two years ago, when he funded the construction of a medical center and a girls’ school in his home country of Egypt, praise for his social commitment. In September of this year he caused a sensation with a special goals celebration. He sent a sign to Momen Zakaria. The Egyptian midfielder was suffering from a nervous disease called ALS.