Mohamed Salah has ignited the dispute with Egypt’s football Association by accusing them of ignoring his complaints about image rights.
The 26-year-old Liverpool forward was upset in April when his image was used to promote Egypt’s official sponsor WE; Salah has a sponsorship deal with Vodafone.
“It’s normal that a football federation seeks to solve the problems of its players so they can feel comfortable,” Salah wrote on Twitter. “But in fact, what I see is exactly the opposite.
“It is not normal that my messages and my lawyer’s messages are ignored. I don’t know why all this [is happening]. Do you not have time to respond to us?!”
The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement it would address a letter sent by Salah’s lawyer, Ramy Abbas, on Monday.
Abbas tweeted: “We asked for guarantees regarding Mohamed’s wellbeing whilst with the national team and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again. That’s all. They have yet to respond.”
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