Hossam Ashour speaking out on social platforms
Egyptian giants Ahly have fined on Monday the team’s captain Hossam Ashour for violating the club's regulations after speaking out on social platforms without prior authorisation.
The 34-year-old veteran midfielder posted a video on his official Instagram account talking about recent disturbances halting the arrangement of his planned farewell match.
In the 9-minute video Ashour expressed his frustration at the delay, especially in such a moment of his career, seeing that he had served the club for more than 17 years.
A statement published on the club's website added that Ashour’s statements will also be reviewed by Ahly's planning committee for a decision.
Ahly's most decorated captain's contract expire at the end of the season and he has been told that he won't be offered a new one.
Ahly's President Mahmoud El-Khatib reached an agreement with Ashour over a retirement package including a farewell game but the process has witnessed some delays due to unknown reasons.
Football activity was suspended in Egypt since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and until now there are no governmental decisions regarding resuming or cancelling the local competitions.
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