Updated: October 9, 2020 10:52:59 am
Mohamed Salah, who shines with the ball at his feet for Liverpool, showed his humane side in a recent video where he stepped in to stop the abuse of a homeless man in near Anfield, Liverpool.
In a recorded CCTV footage of last month, Salah was seen pulling up to a petrol station in the city and noticed a homeless man, David Craig, being harassed by a group of people.
The 28-year-old Egyptian intervened and warned the hecklers that they could one day be in a similar position as the homeless man. He then went on to hand Craig some money.
Mo Salah reportedly saw a group of lads abusing a homeless man so went over, stopped the abuse and told them it could be them one day.
He then withdrew £100 from the cash machine and handed it over to the homeless man.
What a guy 👏 pic.twitter.com/rjPDtPVxVi
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“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch,” Craig was quoted by The Sun. “Mo had seen a couple of the lads hassling me. They were calling me names, asking why I was begging and telling me to get a job.”
“He then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years’. I only knew I wasn’t hallucinating when Mo handed me £100. What a complete legend.”
“Mo is a real-life hero in my eyes and I want to thank him,” Craig added.
Salah is well-known for his charitable nature as he has previously been involved in the construction of a medical centre and a school for girls in Egypt.
On the pitch, Salah has so far scored five goals in just four matches in the 2020/21 season, including a brace in Liverpool’s 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.
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