By Uche Dozie
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria.
In what many have termed as an infringement on the right players of Zamalek of Egypt, the president of the club, Mortada Mansour has banned the club’s players from social media.
The president told his players: “None of you is allowed to have a Facebook page. Pick between Zamalek and your Facebook & Instagram page. Whoever opens a social media page, I will fine him half his salary, and every time you post you will be fined.”
Any player owning a social media account will be deducted half of his salary the president had declared.
About US$18,500 fine for each post a player will make on social media.
Many have seen the action as laughable and a restriction on the freedom of expression of the players.
The president who spoke without mincing words to the players in a video said it wouldn’t tolerate as the obviously unhappy players stood to listen.
Goal keeper, Genesh was transfer-listed after he took to social media to complain over unpaid wages.
The 32-year-old had provided an update on his injury on Friday through Instagram, but towards the end of his post, Gennesh publicly questioned the club about his unpaid wages.
”I can confirm that Zamalek hasn’t paid my wages until now, and I don’t know why. Is it because of my injury? Or is there another reason?”said Gennesh.
Zamalek’s director of football Amir Mortada Manour then responded to his post by explaining the club’s situation with their sponsors.
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