Four men have been arrested in Cairo after using the Liverpool forward's face as a disguise to rob stores.
A gang of thieves have been caught by police in Cairo using masks of Mohamed Salah to disguise their identities.
An armed gang of four men was arrested while attempting to rob a store on Hassanein Heikal Street, in the Nasr City neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital. All four of the robbers covered their face using masks of the Liverpool forward, who is a huge star in his home country.
The gang tried to escape after being approached by security forces but were eventually apprehended.
Salah is Egypt’s biggest domestic sports star, and the key player for the national team with 41 goals in 67 games for his country. His standing has only increased since his move to Liverpool in 2017, and he has been in the news recently following comments from a former coach of the national team.
Former assistant coach Hany Ramzy claimed last week that in 2018, Salah told him he had received an offer from Real Madrid.
Ramzy said the offer was a good one, but that Salah had turned it down as he was happy in Liverpool. Only two months later, Madrid beat Liverpool in the Champions League final, with Salah’s early injury a key moment in the game.