The Liverpool FC forward has received praise for his part in helping save a homeless man, who was being harassed by a group of men in a petrol station in Liverpool last month. CCTV footage of the incident is reported to have shown Salah stepping in to help the man, named David Craig, as well as gifting him £100 (AED 480).
Craig himself has expressed his gratitude to the Liverpool star, dubbing him a “real-life hero” for his help and subsequent gift.
“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch,” Craig said. “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,’ they were calling me names, asking why I was begging and telling me to get a job,” he added. “I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo incredibly handed me £100. What a complete legend.”
This selfless act from Salah is unsurprising, given his kind and supportive nature. He is often known for speaking out about social issues, having previously been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2019. The sporting ace, who is also a practicing Muslim, has frequently called for a change in how women are treated in the Arab world, championing equality.
A superstar both on and off the pitch, Mo Salah has had quite an exciting couple of years. Following their 2019 Champions League victory, Merseyside team Liverpool FC won the top honors in English Football this year, being crowned Premier League champions 2020, the club’s first league title in 30 years. On the team’s historic achievement, Salah expressed that winning the Premier League title was “a dream come true”.