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Amr Warda Trends Twitter after EFA's Exclusion Decision


Thu 27 Jun 2019 | 12:51 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Twitter users flooded the social network with repercussions on Egyptian player Amr Warda after the Egyptian Football Association (EFA)`s decision to exclude the player from the team`s camp.

In addition, the Egyptian players' repercussions on Amr Warda exclusion EFA did not stop.

 

Reactions of Egyptian players 

The Pharaohs` captain Ahmed Elmohamady`s solidarity with Warda has sparked controversy over social networking sites. 

Ahmed Elmohamady points to number 22 by his hands

After scoring the opening goal for Egypt, Elmohamady went to the stands and pointed with his hands to form number 22. It was a hint to support Amr Warda, who was wearing the number 22 on the list of "Pharaohs". 

 

On his part, Egypt`s star Mohamed Salah wrote through his Twitter account "Women must be treated with the utmost respect. “No” means “no”.

Salah added: "Those things are and must remain sacred. I also believe that many people who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out."

He also said in another tweet “We need to believe in second chances... we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”

History

Days ago, Warda and other players sent messages, that was deemed abusive, to a girl on Instagram".

The Egyptian Football Association official page on Facebook posted Wednesday that  EFA president Hany Abo Rida decided to exclude Amr Warda from the Pharaohs` camp after consultation with the team`s technical and administrative staffs." 

 

The incident sparked a major controversy, especially with the announcement of the girl, who says she is acting as a model, receiving threats from Warda.

Ehab Lahita, director of the team Ehab Lahita of the team denied the girl`s allegations, confirming that the girl did not provide any form of verbal evidence. 

This was followed by accusations from many other girls, through social networking sites.

Following the exclusion decision, Warda quickly released a video in which he apologized for what happened. 

The player`s response came, stressing that all the pictures and videos that spread to them were "fabricated."

The match between Egypt and the DR Congo on Wednesday evening saw other shots linked to the incident.