MO Salah’s Champions League final injury was a punishment from Allah for breaking his Ramadan fast for the match, an imam has claimed. The Liverpool goal machine hurt his shoulder in a tussle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos about 31 minutes into the game. Shawki Allam, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, has given permission to Salah and his international team-mates in the Egyptian squad to postpone their fasting in the days building up to the World Cup. A day after the Reds were walloped 3-1 by Los Blancos in Kiev, preacher Mubarak al-Bathali said in a tweet that “God punished him” for eating before the match during the holy month. The Kuwaiti claimed that although Muslims are allowed to stop fasting for travel, eating and drinking so he could play a footie match was “not a legitimate excuse”. Al-Bathali said that because Salah intended to break his fast for the game, rather than because he was travelling from Britain to Ukraine, he had sinned. Liverpool physio Ruben Pons said before the final Salah would break his fast for the match after talking with a nutritionist. He told Spanish radio station Cadena SER last Thursday: “Tomorrow and the day of the… Read full this story
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