An Egyptian lawyer has filed a €1billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos after the Real Madrid defender “intentionally injured” (his words) Mohamed Salah to bring a premature end to the Liverpool winger’s Champions League final.
Salah was forced off after half-an-hour after an awkward tumble saw him land with his arm beneath Ramos. The former has since been diagnosed with sprained shoulder ligaments, a not-massively-serious injury that is nevertheless likely to see him miss at least the early knockings of the World Cup.
As a result, we’ve seen 375,000 aggrieved fans sign a petition for FIFA to ban Ramos for the rest of his days, irate 55-year-old Brookside actors offering the Real Madrid man out for a street fight, and endless, endless forensic frame-by-frame explorations into the precise bio-mechanics of Ramos’ evil act.
Now, just to add to the already mesmerising post-Final fallout, one of Salah’s fellow country man has begun legal proceedings against Ramos and against FIFA, for allowing his wanton villainy to prevail.
Speaking to Egyptian television channel Sada El-Balad (via Goal), lawyer Bassem Wahba seethed:
Ramos intentionally injured Salah and should be punished about his actions. I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.
I’ll ask for compensation, which could exceed €1billion, for the physical and psychological harm that Ramos gave Salah and the Egyptian people.
Should he, by some miracle, emerge victorious, Wahba also stated that he would donate the money to the government’s Long Live Egypt fund.
Yep. This is what it comes to. It would appear that the notion of losing a football match and retaining any dignity in the aftermath is fast becoming obsolete.
Defeat cannot be tolerated and disappointment cannot be dealt with rationally. It’s got to be somebody’s fault and that person must pay the toll.
Just grow up you massive bunch of snivelling weirdos.