Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 June 2019

Mohamed Salah claims he cannot leave house for Eid Al Fitr due to 'lack of respect' from media

The Liverpool striker critical of Egyptian media for coverage that has left him unhappy

Mohamed Salah has criticised media and public attention in Egypt and complained he is not able to leave his house during Eid Al Fitr.

The Liverpool forward has returned to Cairo after helping his club win the Uefa Champions League with the first goal in their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in Madrid.

But now back in his home country for the Africa Cup of Nations, which Egypt is hosting from June 21, Salah, 26, has been irked by the amount of public scrutiny and blames the media for it.

“One isn’t able to go out of the house for Eid prayer because of what some journalists and people are doing," he wrote in an Arabic tweet on Tuesday,

"This has nothing to do with love. What this is called is a lack of respect and especially a lack of professionalism."

Last summer after the World Cup, Salah's home address was leaked and hundreds of people converged on his residence.

On that occasion he went out to speak with some fans, signed autographs and had his picture taken.

Salah and Egypt are looking to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2010, and are in Group A of the tournament. They play Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Uganda in the group stages.

Updated: June 6, 2019 03:49 AM

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