Salah shocks Egypt into meltdown

African Football

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has sent Egyptian media into meltdown over fears of international retirement.

The Egypt forward is said to be fuming after the FIFA Best award voting results were revealed this week in which Lionel Messi scooped the biggest honour.

With each nation allowed three votes via the national team captain, head coach and media representitive, only Egyptian journalist Hany Danial casted his vote - with Sadio Mane as his first choice and Salah in third.

Salah is believed to have taken offence to the snub from his nation, as FIFA media confirmed neither captain Ahmed Elmohamady or Olympic team coach Shawky Ghareeb voted.

While both has since disputed the claims and reaffirmed to The Mirror that they backed their compatriot for the prestigious honour.

Reports in Egyptian media claim it's cause another dispute between their attacking talisman and the Egyptian Football Federation.

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Salah and the EFA suffered a major row over image rights during the tournament, which eventually blew over.

But now, his decision to remove his label as an Egyptian national team footballer on his Twitter bio has seen the latest drama being dubbed a 'crisis' within their local media.

Amidst the growing tensions between Salah and the EFA, the Reds forward has yet to publically state whether or not his international career has come to an abrupt end at the age of 27.

However, he did send a message out to his fans on social media: “No matter how they try to change my love for you and your people they will not…”