Mohammed Salah coming to the defence of a homeless man is yet more proof that he is the kindest footballer on the planet.
Mohamed Salah is nothing short of a menace on the field.
He has started the new season like a house on fire, already netting five goals and driving Liverpool forward as they seek to defend their Premier League title.
Salah was the only bright spark in their Aston Villa humiliation and will be hoping to drag his colleagues out of the mire when they face Everton after the international break.
However, it is not just on the field where Salah excels. Time and time again, he has proven himself to have a heart of gold with acts of genuine kindness and generosity off of it as well. While there is a multitude of examples that attest to Salah’s good nature, we thought we’d list five of the best.
There was a lot of uncertainty during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. With shortages of basic goods running rampant and strict restrictions in place, Salah came up trumps with a random act of generosity in June.
Pictures showed Salah, in full Liverpool training gear and a massive smile plastered across his face, pulling up to a petrol station, filling up and immediately paying for the fuel of everyone else at the station.
To say that Salah is a rather popular figure in Liverpool would be a bit of understatement. The forward is mobbed by adoring fans wherever he goes. Such is Salah’s fame, that fans will often run alongside his car to get a glimpse of him.
For one young Merseysider, the joy of seeing his hero up-close quickly turned to pain as he ran slap-bang into a lamp-post while jogging alongside a slow-moving Salah.
Without a moment’s hesitation, Salah pulled over, leapt out of the car and went over to the boy to make sure he was okay. After a few pictures and a brief chat with the superstar, a potentially embarrassing moment became one the lad will always remember.
Salah’s family home in Egypt was burgled in 2018. Just two days later, Salah somehow managed to convince his father to stand down from pressing charges after the culprit was apprehended.
Instead, he gave the thief some money to try and get back on his feet before trying to help him find a job. It was an incredible gesture from one of the most famous men in the country.
Salah’s most recent heroic act occurred in late September. The 28-year-old came to the aid of a homeless man being harassed by some rather undesirable gentlemen at a petrol station. Salah confronted the men as they heckled David Craig, sending them on their way before handing Craig £100.
Craig told The Sun.
“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch. He heard what a group of lads were saying to me, then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years’. I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo incredibly handed me £100. What a complete legend.”
Salah’s generosity knows no bounds when it comes to bettering the lives of people in his home nation. In 2018, news emerged that the Anfield hero was funding the construction of a medical centre and school for girls in his home town. He also footed the bill for a terribly expensive bone-marrow transplant for a young Egyptian boy when his family were unable to afford the treatment.
Last modified: October 12, 2020 6:17 PM