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Egyptian Journalist Calls For Salah To Shave 'Terrorist' Beard

Egyptian Journalist Calls For Salah To Shave 'Terrorist' Beard
By Eoin Lyons

In an article published by Egyptian state run newspaper Al-Ahram last Sunday, Salah Montaser criticised Liverpool star Mohamed Salah for his beard, saying that it "puts him in one basket with extremists.... and terrorists.”

Salah has been in scintillating form this season and currently leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 24 goals, tied with Tottenham's Harry Kane.

The Egyptian is a massive celebrity in his native country, which is currently struggling with an insurgency of the Islamic State.

My hot take on the situation is that the Mr. Montaser is simply an Everton fan and is hoping that by Salah getting rid of his beard the Egyptian will lose his form in a Samson-esque turn of events.

Predictably fans have widely rounded on Montaser's article:

 

 

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