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Egyptian lawyer launches $1.2 billion lawsuit against Ramos

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KIEV, UKRAINE - MAY 26: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool falls and lands on his shoulder after a collision with Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, leading to him going off injured during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Egyptian lawyer Bassem Wahba remains furious with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos after the notorious world-class defender injured Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah in the UEFA Champions League Final.

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And so the lawyer is launching an audacious lawsuit against Ramos in the name of Salah and Egypt’s World Cup star, claiming damages could breach $1.2 billion.

Salah has said he believes he’ll be back in time for the World Cup, but Wahba isn’t taking any chances.

$1.2 billion dollars!


“Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions,” he claimed. “I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.

“I’ll ask for compensation, which could exceed €1 billion, for the physical and psychological harm that Ramos gave Salah and the Egyptian people.”

Wahba is not alone; There’s a petition with 360,000-plus signatures demanding Ramos’ punishment from FIFA and UEFA.

That said, while many are calling Ramos’ challenge on Salah a vile and malicious move -- Salah cannot get his arm free from under Ramos’ -- many others have defended Ramos.

Honestly, once you cross the billion-dollar mark, why not sue for much more? Say Wahba wins a settlement of $1.2 billion. That’s like $10.50 for each of Egyptian’s 96 million people, and doesn’t account for Egyptians living in other lands.

Mr. Wahba, we humbly suggest you at least bump it to the requisite cost of buying each Egyptian in the world a Salah jersey... or better yet just give them the money.

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