The Egyptian FA has claimed that they suffered acts of racism from the Senegalese fans after they were denied a World Cup by the West African nation on Tuesday night.
The Pharaos bowed out in post-match penalties following a 1-1 draw at regular time with Mohammed Salah being a target with numerous lasers before missing a crucial penalty in the shootout.
Egyptian FA also claims their team bus was attacked with rocks and bottles before the match, attaching images on its Instagram page as ‘proof’.
In a statement, they said: “The Egypt national team have been exposed to racism with offensive signs in the stands against the Egyptian players in general, and Mohamed Salah in particular.
Increíble la cantidad de láser sobre Mohamed Salah; terminó fallando el penal. pic.twitter.com/DSxhLUEL1q— Alberto García Aspe (@betogarciaaspe8) March 29, 2022
“The crowd also intimidated the players by throwing bottles and rocks at them during the warm-up. The Egyptian group’s busses have also been exposed to assaults that led to broken windows and injuries; filed with pictures and videos as proof in the complaint submitted.”
The failure has since seen coach Carlos Quieroz leave the team with the North African side now set to start a process of looking for a new coach ahead of future competitions.