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Egyptian Footballer Suspended After Anti-Sisi Facebook Status

July 4, 2015

Egyptian footballer Ahmed Marghany has been suspended by Egyptian Premier Club Wadi Degla after posting a Facebook status critical of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Facebook.

“You told the people come out and let me fight terrorism. The people filled the streets even though it should’ve been your job in the first place,” said Marghany on his Facebook page.

“Ever since then, everyone is dying – civilians, soldiers and policemen – and where are you? All we ever get from you is talk.”

Marghany added that Sisi had been a “failure” and asked why a state of mourning was not declared for the 17 soldiers killed in the North Sinai region.

“Is a state of mourning not going to be declared for them [the soldiers] and the television soaps cancelled? Or are they not as important as the prosecutor general?” said Marghany.

Shortly before being sacked, the footballer had remained on the bench during Wadi Degla’s football game a day after the violence in the Sinai

Marghany later told Dream TV that people had distanced themselves from him due to his comments, but that he remained adamant about expressing his views.

However, a day later, the Club suspended Marghany for the rest of the season, stating that his statements on social media are unacceptable.

In an interview to a popular sports-related television show, a Wadi Degla official told the presenter that Marghany was suspended after the “unacceptable” comments that failed to represent the team.

“He can talk all he wants when he’s with his friends at a cafe, but not on social media where he is representing the team.”

Comments (36)

  1. GIGfriend22 says:

    What did I say???? Do you think America cares what’s going on in Egypt?? Especially if some guy mouths off about something…….Americans are to busy with there own life’s…. We simply turn on are own news and watch the lunacy unfold internationally….. Its become entertainment over here… Do some of us try to help…..Sure…. But you guys don’t want it, so really??? Besides before you know it, will come back to be a superpower again…….I am a Canadian but I know that Americans economy is on the rebound. China is teetering with their economy…….Its a great time to be an American, slowly but surely. And now American women’s soccer team has won Fifa!!! Otherwise you telling me to be quite or censor me!!!……..Spoken like a True Egyptian!!! The dawn of civilization collapsing into itself,,,,, clap clap clap thanks Quran….I guess it was to be expected…

  2. Minymina says:

    First off, this f**king imbecile criticised Sisi for his crackdown a while back, now he’s criticising him for not acting? Fuck off!!
    As for his suspension, it was imposed by his club, a club which doesn’t want its players getting involved in politics. The same laws and regulations apply in Europe.

    1. Michael Bufano says:

      No, they don’t apply to Europe, lol, because in Europe, people have these things called “civil liberties.”

    2. Minymina says:

      When a player speaks out officially, he is representing his club, he’s bringing politics into sport. Thats not allowed regardless of your country. If a European player was to do what he did, he’ll be suspended immediately.

    3. M.Omran says:

      And fined.

    4. Key says:

      In “civil liberty” Europe spectators threw bananas at professional African players. There is clearly no distinction between severe insults and civil liberty in that part of the world.

    5. Ahmed Meligy says:

      You really Amuse me with your wow Spirit, Keep being a Propagandist cuz it is PERFECT for you

    6. GIGfriend22 says:

      were are you from

    7. Ahmed Meligy says:

      from Egypt ๐Ÿ™‚

    8. GIGfriend22 says:

      hows Egypt.

    9. Ahmed Meligy says:

      Egypt is doing well, the government arrests people over their Facebook activities ๐Ÿ™
      and Isis is having an open season here

    10. GIGfriend22 says:

      It dose not sound like its doing to well then at that rate…. Weird considering we keep hearing here that Egypt is taking out ISIS in the Sinal, or whatever it is called…. Everyday we hear about strikes and such.

    11. Dr. Hashem says:

      . Egytpian people have libery and manners and professional manner. Thus player is punished because hes representing his club in non_professional way with bad language

    12. GIGfriend22 says:

      How so? First he was saying SISI is doing to much against Terroism……Now he is saying he is not doing enough……. Sounds like he dose not know what to think.

    13. Dr. Hashem says:

      Thats why ! hes unprofessional for language . football is for play. The girls from america win beccause they play not talk about the Sisi. they understand the way.

    14. GIGfriend22 says:

      Well frankly American soccer team would not care much about SISI, my guess is.

    15. Dr. hashem says:

      Stop talking about the Sisi before i suspend you

    16. GIGfriend22 says:

      What did I say???? Do you think America cares what’s going on in Egypt?? Especially if some guy mouths off about something…….Americans are to busy with there own life’s…. We simply turn on are own news and watch the lunacy unfold internationally….. Its become entertainment over here… Do some of us try to help…..Sure…. But you guys don’t want it, so really??? Besides before you know it, will come back to be a superpower again…….I am a Canadian but I know that Americans economy is on the rebound. China is teetering with their economy…….Its a great time to be an American, slowly but surely. And now American women’s soccer team has won Fifa!!! Otherwise you telling me to be quite or censor me!!!……..Spoken like a True Egyptian!!! The dawn of civilization collapsing into itself,,,,, clap clap clap thanks Quran….I guess it was to be expected.

    17. Dr.Hashem says:

      why you are som mad gigi

      everybody respecint Sisi bas you youre talking very emotional like the jenner caitlyn

      i dont like your racist against egypt and Quran. we respect all religion here , you canlearn this in your girl country.

    18. GIGfriend22 says:

      Well you seemed pretty mad at me when you said…”Stop talking about SISI before I suspend you”…..So I simply responded saying what’s up with that??? And I can not read your sentence…..SPELL POPERLY!!!! grrr….. And lastly I live in Canada….. The most multicultural country on the planet…. With little to no racism compared to other countries……Until Egypt votes in a Christian as president…….Then you can talk.

    19. Dr Hashem says:

      your country is racist from what you saying about religion.

      and its time for you to shut your face you are not humble. and your country does not make men like the SISI it making cowards

    20. GIGfriend22 says:

      Religon is not a race……..Its a faith…..Get your facts straight there jack.
      Secondly there isn’t a canadain that is not from some other country around the world, other then Aboriginal people….. I would not call that racism.
      Thirdly, if we were racist we would deport 90% of are population and give it back to the natives…
      Lastly…. Its your Quran that makes people like ISIS…..Because your Quran talks about killing people and promote it even…. Mohammed even says Islam is the loser, and calls Allah the greatest deceiver. Yet you still follow it??? And you call us crazy……HA!

    21. DR Hashem says:

      no i call you a girl

      the canadians very smelly uncivilized peolpel not like the egyptian who is a man.

    22. GIGfriend22 says:

      Yes I am a girl, and have you been to Canada??? ok what province? And besides from me living here…. I don’t think we are smelly at all…..But hey that beats then being an Egyptian, whom would rather Gang rape reporters covering the revolution, just because that don’t adhere to the dress code there.

    23. Dr Hashem says:

      Everyoneknow about how Canada makes the sudan problem for their peope, we know what your people do for the oil. egyptian dont accept the canadean way for making people slavary.

      you be quiet and respect.

    24. GIGfriend22 says:

      Sudan??? What about Sudan?? Man we do not give a crap about Sudan… I have hard nothing about Sudan on the news… It seems amazingly, one of the few, if not the only Islamic country that is quiet at the moment…. Which is a bloody miracle considering 90% of their bothers countries are on fire…….
      And if Egypt did not accept the Western Values on Society and life…… The Islamic brotherhood would have never been kicked out.

    25. Dr. Hashem says:

      you kweit now. enough , you dont have smart words or thoughts expression.

      you dont know that the cadanian oil companies created big problem for the sudanese and were in the courts for this because you want to make complaining on the egyptian.

      you accept that you not allowed for talking anymore

    26. GIGfriend22 says:

      Tell me what have I said specifically and clearly that was not smart? Man!! you can not even point anything out like that…….Because you know what I have said is smart….. And am answering all your statements with individual responses and sequences……..All you can say is BLA BLA BLA YOUR NOT SMART BLA BLA ….YOU ARE RUDE….. BLA BLA STOP TALKING??? What?? am I getting to you??? Logic usually dose Jack! There has been no news on Sudan……And If we did have oil issues it must not be that big of a deal….Because right now we are providing are own oil and selling it to America from Alberta Canada…. Maybe you people should not just focus on your own local news.

    27. Dr. Hashem says:

      listen you, no Egyptan like disrespecting .

      you are rude snd because you dont unnderstand history of even your own country ignorgant.

      silly

    28. GIGfriend22 says:

      Well now you are just a lair… And again that is for everyone on here to see…..Because yes Egyptians do like disrespecting….. In fact you disrespected my country by saying we are oil loving, smelly and raciest…… Which are not true….. What we do is tell the truth about majority of countries population attitude…… You certainly do not know majority populational attitude of my country obviously…. Tell me is there anything else you wish to revile to everyone on here on these posts??????? Go on,, tells us more about yourself and prove my point…..hahaha…. I know more history about your country then you even know about your own country son!!

    29. Dr. Hashem says:

      loud ignorance still ignorance

    30. GIGfriend22 says:

      And you guys sing it out, or shout it out like Tarzan every morning from the microphones of your Mosques….. Three words describes that sound……. NAILS ON CHOCK BORD!

    31. Dr. hashem says:

      lies and racism from the racist evil republic of no respect.

    32. GIGfriend22 says:

      Well I am not a republicans actually….. I am not even American….. But after todays events with in the last 24 hours internationally speaking…. If I were an American, I probably would become a Republican now.

    33. GIGfriend22 says:

      That’s radicalized Muslims for ya…..They can’t make up there mind.