Mo Salah celebrates Champions League win with wife, daughter

Mo Salah celebrates Champions League win with wife, daughter
Mo Salah celebrated his Champions League win with his wife and daughter.
1 min read
02 June, 2019
After Liverpool's win in the 2019 UEFA Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur, star striker Mohammed Salah celebrated with his family on the pitch.  

 Mohammed Salah met his wife Maggi in school in their home town Nagrig in Egypt.  They married in 2013 and have a daughter called Mekka.

Chants honouring Salah, who Liverpool fans have nicknamed the "Egyptian King", have gone viral for their praise of Islam.

"Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, if he's good enough for you, he's good enough for me, if he scores another few, then I'll be Muslim too," fans have been filmed singing in stadiums.

Reports claim that the success of the fast-becoming Liverpool legend has "significantly decreased" hate and race crimes in the English Premier League.

"Winning makes everybody feel good. Salah is playing very well, which excites fans, making them more apt to accept his ethnic and religious background when they may have not before," said Piara Powar, executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe (Fare) who authored the report, told The Washington Post.

"Good players break down barriers. We know that an appreciation of someone as a player does lead to a look into their identity and, for many fans, an acceptance of their identity."