The world held its breath when Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah went down in the finals of the UEFA Champions League final.
The news that Liverpool’s golden boy had dislocated his shoulder was heartbreaking for both Liverpool fans AND Egyptians and it was difficult to watch.
Sergio Ramos was the Real Madrid player who went down with Salah and people have a LOT to say about the tackle, very much depending on which side you were supporting.
The moment is being replayed over and over from every angle, and everyone’s got an opinion…
Some don’t see an issue
— BIG HASS (@BIG_HASS) May 26, 2018
Others saw an intention to injure
It is clear Ramos intended to hurt @MoSalah , holding hand this way can only break the shoulder #UEFAChampionsLeagueFinal #salah #ramos_dirty_player #LiverpoolVsRealMadrid #Liverpool #RealMadrid @SergioRamos pic.twitter.com/O7qLR2Qb2a
— amr ibrahim (@amribrahim6) May 26, 2018
This man is not holding back
Sergio Ramos, the most hated man in the Arab world right now.
— M. Farhan Khalid (@MFarhanKh) May 26, 2018
Some are calling it ‘devil’s work’
— Imran Shahzad (@imranshahzad11) May 26, 2018
‘The dirtiest player award’
Congrats Sergio Ramos you just won world’s dirtiest soccer player award. Get well soon Mohamed Salah. #ChampionsLeagueFinal #LFC #Madrid #RealmadridvsLiverpool #Ramos #MoSalah #DuaForSalah #Getwell pic.twitter.com/MIP8krzjPc
— -_- (@AHM1_3) May 26, 2018
@SergioRamos knew exactly what he was doing. He for sure didn’t want to harm him, but he definitely wanted to stop @MoSalah at any cost. He’s taller, more built, and didn’t use his shoulder to stop Mo; instead came from above to stop his pace completely. No class what so ever!
— Fadi Zouein (@fzouein) May 27, 2018
So much online negativity lead one user to this…
I think it is probably safe to say @SergioRamos will not be able to visit Egypt for the rest of his life judging from the comments on social media .
— Summer Said (@summer_said) May 26, 2018
Sergio Ramos tweeted Mo Salah a get well soon message
It got 39k responses, but the negativity continued
El fútbol te enseña la cara más dulce a veces y la más amarga otras. Ante todo somos compañeros. Pronta recuperación, Salah. El futuro te espera.||Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. #GetWellSoon @MoSalah
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 27, 2018
Some people shared pictures of the incident
معليك اجلد الطعميه ولا تبالي ???? pic.twitter.com/90LiQBQZ7V
— ٓٓ (@Mod_1O) May 27, 2018
Not everyone is angry though
Ramos. I am Egyptian and I don’t think you ment to hurt him. But yiyr way of playing doesn’t is too dangoures and reckless.
— جناب الكوماندا المهم (@HetataSalah) May 27, 2018
And not everyone is blaming the player
Thanks for what you did tonight, that wasn’t your fault at all, Grande Capitan!
— Sohaib (@isohaib_) May 27, 2018