How Mo Salah treated the man who burgled his family

Published: June 19, 2019
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

Mo Salah has won the hearts of all Liverpool fans after guiding the Reds to the Champions Trophy glory, but his off-field antics are as superb as his on-field numbers.

In a recent revelation made by football writer Jack Sear in his tweets, Salah’s nice treatment of a burglar who robbed his family has been making rounds on social media.

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The 27-year-old has become an icon in Egypt and an ambassador to Muslims all around the world, but his backstory is more inspiring than his time on the football field.

In the tweets, Sear quotes a story where Salah’s family was robbed and he replied by forgiving the man.

“While Salah was playing in Alexandria, his family were robbed. The thief was caught a couple of days later and it was the intention of Salah’s father to press charges,” read the first tweet in the thread.

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“When his son heard what happened, however, he asked him to drop the case. What happened next gives you the biggest insight of all into his character, as Salah gave the thief some money to get his life up and running and tried to help him find a job.”

Meanwhile, Salah’s character hasn’t only been an inspiration to his countrymen since his arrival at Liverpool also helped reduce Islamophobia by more than 18 per cent in the area.

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The Stanford research also reveals that anti-Muslim tweets by Liverpool fans cut down by nearly 50 per cent as compared to other big clubs in the English Premier League.

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