Salah praised after confronting group abusing homeless man

Footballers often get a lot of bad press, some of it justified, a lot of it not.

However you’d have to go a long way to find anyone who has any kind of beef with Mohamed Salah – and that was before his latest heroic actions.

CCTV footage captured the Liverpool forward stepping in and helping a homeless man, who was being taunted by a group of six thugs at a petrol station reportedly near Anfield.

David Craig, who had been sleeping rough for six years, described the encounter in an interview with The Sun.

“Mo had seen a couple of the lads hassling me,

“They were calling me names, asking why I was begging and telling me to get a job.

“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch.

“He heard what a group of lads were saying to me, then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years.'”

“I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo incredibly handed me £100. What a complete legend.

“He saw what was happening and said something to them and then he went to the cash machine.

“Mo is a real-life hero in my eyes and I want to thank him.”

The encounter goes a long way in backing up the glowing reputation the Egyptian already holds on Merseyside, definitely one of the good guys.

Featured image credit: Getty