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.'”
After Liverpool's 3-1 win over Arsenal, Mo Salah saw a homeless man being harassed in a petrol station— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) October 7, 2020
"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'… Mo incredibly handed me £100. What a complete legend." ? pic.twitter.com/Lpy8AqD4ZB
“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.
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