The joy and agony (boo, Sergio Ramos!) of rooting for Egypt’s Mohamed Salah

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Mona Eltahawy | ESPN the Magazine
June 2018 | 11-minute read


To understand how much Egyptians now hate Ramos, first realize how much they once loved him. During the 2014 presidential election, an election in name only, some voters protested by writing in “Real Madrid” on ballots. One Egyptian wrote “Sergio Ramos #HalaMadrid #Our Saviour” and posted a picture of the ballot on social media.


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