Liverpool’s Egyptian star winger Mohamed "Mo" Salah was widely hailed after a video published by the Sun, late on Tuesday, showed the Pharaohs player stepping out from his car to save a homeless man from being harassed by a group of youths.
The Sun said that the 28-year-old star confronted a group of men who were heckling the victim, David Craig, at a petrol station not far from Anfield after his team's 3-1 win against Arsenal on September 28. Mo then gave £100 to Craig, who was delighted with the Egyptian’s kindness.
"Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch,” Craig was quoted as saying by the Sun.
"He heard what a group of lads were saying to me, then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years’."
"I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo, incredibly, handed me £100. What a complete legend,” he added.
According to the English newspaper, the 50-year-old David has been homeless for six years after falling out with his family, and sleeps rough near Liverpool’s stadium.
"Mo had seen a couple of the lads hassling me,” David explained.
"They were calling me names, asking why I was begging and telling me to get a job."
"He saw what was happening and said something to them and then he went to the cash machine.
"I was more than chuffed. I’m a massive fan."
"Mo is a real-life hero in my eyes and I want to thank him,” he concluded.
The incident with the homeless man comes a few months after a similar situation occurred with Salah at a petrol station last June, when reports claimed that he paid for everyone's fuel in a kind gesture.
Salah, who played an instrumental role in guiding the Reds to winning the English Premier League title last season, scored twice and took his tally to five Premier League goals. However, Liverpool lost 7-2 to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.
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