This is rather a slap on the two major candidates in the last presidential elections held in Egpyt as Egyptians in their million voted for footballer Mohamed Salah while they struck out the two candidates on the ballot paper.
The most interest part of it all is that at the end of the whole voting process, the footballer came second with a 5% of the total votes cast going to him, beating one of the candidates to the spot.
The implication of this is that, Egyptians are not happy with the present government and would rather have a fresh blood pivoting the affairs of the Islamic African nation.
The Anfield hero returned to the Premier League in the summer, and has made a massive impression, instantly becoming a favourite at Liverpool following his goals, assists, and more goals.
He’s not only producing heroics on the club scene, but also on the international arena.
Salah steered Egypt to the 2018 World Cup, netting a last-gasp penalty against Congo. For his country, he’s bagged 33 goals in 55 appearances, and will be their talisman in Russia.
And to say thanks, the Egyptian locals actually voted for him in the presidential election.
According to reports from The Economist, more than 1 million (!!) Egyptians tampered with their ballots with some crossing out both candidates while voting for Salah. Class.
Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi eventually won the election ahead of Moussa Mustafa Moussa, but plenty of voters brilliantly opted for Salah.
🇪🇬 The Egyptian Election:
📝 Football fans added Mo Salah as an option….
😂 ….resulting in 1 Million votes for him.
1️⃣ Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: 92%
2️⃣ Mo Salah: 5%
3️⃣ Moussa Mustafa Moussa: 3%
— Sports_World (@MastiSports) March 31, 2018
In the Egyptian elections recently, over 1 million people crossed out both candidates name and wrote Mohamed Salah down…
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) March 31, 2018
In Egypt, over a million people tampered with their election ballots and voted for Mo Salah to be their president 😂 pic.twitter.com/hPNTY992jM
— Dugout (@Dugout) March 31, 2018
Meanwhile, Salah will be looking to add to his incredible goal-tally against Crystal Palace in the early kick-off.
He’s already weighed in with 28 goals in the league, and is the top scorer in England’s top flight.
The Egyptian King.