The Egyptian FA has filed a complaint to Fifa saying its players were subjected to racist abuse during their World Cup qualifier against Senegal.
The Egyptian Football Association has accused Senegal’s fans of the discriminatory behavior towards the Liverpool superstar and his teammates.
In a repeat of February’s Africa Cup of Nations final, Egypt and Senegal faced off in a two-legged tie with a place in the World Cup on the line.
Egypt won the first game 1-0 but Senegal repeated the scoreline, taking the tie all the way to penalties. Senegal eventually won, with Sadio Mane scoring the winning penalty and sending the Lions of Teranga to the World Cup for just the third time.
The complaint came after unsporting scenes of lasers being shone in the faces of Egyptian players just as they prepared to take their penalties at the end of extra-time.
Salah, a prolific goal scorer, blazed the ball over the bar after dozens of lasers targeted his eyes as he prepared to take the kick. Since the conclusion of the deciding tie, the Egyptian FA has published a statement alleging that Senegal fans targeted its players especially Salah by throwing bottles and rocks at them during the warm-up.
It’s alleged that the Senegalese targeted the team bus as it approached the stadium, with windows smashed after objects were thrown at them.
The Egyptian team was subjected to racism after offensive banners appeared in the stadium stands against the players, specifically against Mohamed Salah.