Egyptian striker probed by EFA for 'El-Sisi' gesture

Omar Zaazou , Monday 10 Feb 2014

Talae El-Gaish's Salah Amin to be investigated for political gesture

Salah Amin
Talae El-Gaish striker Salah Amin

Talae El-Gaish striker Salah Amin will be investigated by the Egyptian Football Association's (EFA) disciplinary committee for making a political gesture in the military outfit's 1-1 draw with Ismaily last week, the football governing body said on its website.

After scoring the opener against Ismaily, Amin flashed a gesture with both hands understood to be in support of Egypt's current military leader Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. 

The player made the shape of the letter "C" with his thumb and index finger.

Among a long list of sanctions announced by the EFA on Monday, Amin has been summoned for questioning by the disciplinary committee.

In November last year, Ahly striker Ahmed Abdel-Zaher was involved in a similar controversy after making a 'Rabaa' four-finger sign that represents the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins that were forcibly cleared by security forces – leaving hundreds killed in August.

The EFA had announced back then that Abdel-Zaher was set to be questioned as Ahly took matters into their own hands and ditched the Egypt frontman after banning him from taking part in the Club World Cup.

It remains to be seen whether Amin would be sanctioned.

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