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El-Gaish's Amin investigated by FA over 'Sisi' gesture

Talae El-Gaish striker Salah Amin questioned over political gesture

Omar Zaazou , Wednesday 26 Feb 2014
Salah Amin

Talae El-Gaish frontman Salah Amin is being investigated by the Egyptian Football Association's (FA) disciplinary committee after making a political gesture during a league game, the association's official website said on Wednesday.

The football governing body had announced more than two weeks ago that Amin would be questioned over a gesture – understood to be in support of Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi – which he made while celebrating a goal against Ismaily.  

The committee will issue a verdict on the 31-year-old striker after convening within a 10-day period.

Ahly forward Ahmed Abdel-Zaher was also involved in a similar incident after flashing the four-fingered Rabaa sign – a pro-Muslim Brotherhood gesture – in the Champions League final against South Africa's Orlando Pirates in November last year.

Despite the FA stating at the time that Abdel-Zaher was set for questioning, Ahly decided to take matters into their own hands by banning the striker and short listing him.

Amin is expected to be sanctioned by the FA, who is understood to not be keen on mixing politics with sports in domestic football games. 

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