Paul Scholes has mocked Mohamed Salah for crying as he left the pitch with a shoulder injury 30 minutes into the UEFA Champions League final.
Just half an hour into the final in Kiev, Liverpool’s best player this season, Mo Salah, was forced off with a shoulder injury after being wrestled to the ground by Sergio Ramos.
The Real Madrid captain has been slammed on social media for his unprofessional tactics in Kiev after he injured Salah and potentially put his chances of going to the World Cup with Russia in jeopardy.
While it was initially announced that Salah would miss the World Cup as a result of a dislocated shoulder, the Egypt FA later tweeted that the Reds’ no.11 had only sprained his shoulder ligaments.
Salah left the pitch in tears as he knew he would play no further part in his first Champions League final while also fearing he would miss the World Cup in Russia.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has mocked him for crying as he left the pitch, claiming the only time he ever shed a tear in a football game was when he was 12.
Scholes said: “I can understand Karius, I suppose, he’s devastated at what’s happened but injuries are part of the game.
“If you go back years and you saw somebody crying on the pitch, they’d have had a whole load of stick for it. Now it’s a different game, players are sensitive and they get upset easily.”
Dani Carvajal also left the pitch in tears after appearing to aggravate a hamstring injury he had just recovered from a month prior. With the World Cup just 18 days away, the Spaniard was distraught and walked down the tunnel sobbing.
I personally believe it to be poor form from Paul Scholes to mock Salah and Carvajal for wearing the feelings on their sleeves.
He later added: “I don’t think I have (cried on a pitch). Maybe when I was 11 or 12 and we lost the cup final or something.”