Egyptian football star, Mohammed ‘Mo’ Salah, won the incredible 2018 Puskás ‘Goal Of The Year’ Award at the annual FIFA Football Awards on Monday.
The individual goal that led to this victory was the Liverpool vs Everton match in the Merseyside derby back in December, reports say.
With Salah’s global star-power, it’s no surprise the mixed reactions from every country on the win.
But the Arab world, especially Saudis, were more than excited for his latest achievement.
The sensational goal that led to his Puskas glory
????THAT sensational derby day goal???? pic.twitter.com/ulA1jSP6sl
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 25, 2018
While some were skeptical over Salah’s win..
One click on a FIFA-related hashtag or Salah’s name on Google might show you a few not-so-happy reactions to the win.
Some critics are saying that the Egyptian football star should not have won the award for that goal, insisting instead that it should have gone to Parvard or Bale.
Others were also adding that the goal wasn’t even Salah’s best, suggesting that he had better.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018
… Saudi fans were ecstatic
— ابراهيم العبيدان (@abrahym1440) September 24, 2018
‘Congratulations to Salah!’
مبرووووووووووووووووك صلااااااااااااااااااااااااااح حبيب قلبى ???? وقلب المصريين الشرفاء ???? pic.twitter.com/Bt0AlidF0J
— Faten Fathy (@FatenFa92383287) September 24, 2018
‘Arab world and Egypt’s pride’
فخر العرب ومصر
— ????????د . كامل صالح ???????? (@kamel_saleh) September 24, 2018
‘You deserve it and best regards to you from Saudi Arabia’
يستاهل وأطيب تحية لكم من المملكة العربية السعودية
— Fahad (@fahadqq151) September 25, 2018