UAE Footballer Abdullah Qassem Jailed For Three Months For Criticising His National Team Manager

Chris Wright

20th, October 2015



United Arab Emirates footballer Abdullah Qassem has been sentenced to prison for the heinous crime of criticising his national team coach on video.

Qassem has been sent down for three months after a video emerged online of him making “indecent gestures” toward UAE boss Mahdi Ali.

According to the Daily Mail, Qassem was angry having been overlooked for selection by Ali one too many times.

Although Ali did not wish to press charges, Qassem and his camera-wielding accomplice were both still convicted by the Abu Dhabi Court of Misdemeanours.

The pair were jailed for “using telecommunications services to offend and hurt the feelings of others, and displaying a recording that breached public ethics through the internet”.

Just to put the icing on the dog turd, Qassem has also been suspended by his club, Al-Dhafra, who play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.

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  1. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Imagine that in england. A country with 99% of its population sentenced to life.

  2. Jimbo says:

    Chris you’re a dumbass, he wasn’t banned for criticizing a coach he was banned for doing stuff on tv that wasn’t allowed. this website is such a piece of crap. get off your righteous horse you stupid white male

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