Egypt: Abu Tarika

As usual, Zeinobia never misses an opportunity to highlight the highs and lows of Egyptian society. Now she turns her attention to sports and writes about latest the Egyptian match at the African Cup of Nations in Ghana 2008 against Sudan. Her post wasn't about Egypt's victory of 3-0 on Sudan but about Abu Tarika, a young Ahli Club football player, who has lately captured the hearts of almost all Egyptians – whether they are in favor of his club or not!

Zeinobia explains:

Abu Tarika our favourite football player had scored two goals ,after scoring the first he showed his inner shirt on which there were some words on it, that had cost him a yellow card
What were these words ??

Sympathize with Gaza

This is not the first time Abu Tarika's does it, in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo 2006 during the infamous Danish Cartoon crisis, Abu Tarika surprised us all when he wore an inner shirt written on it words that meant we are all for Prophet Mohammed “PBUH”

It is not about whether he is religious or not but it is about how he cares to express his views . He will not be able again , but at least he managed to deliver very important message in both incidents.


  • […] Palestine things were totally different. For what Abo Tarika did, showing his inner T-shirt written on it “Sympathy with Gaza” meant something even deeper than what he really was thinking. And it –really- turned him into […]

  • sara ghieth

    i am a lebnanese and i really think that the egyptian player mohammad abou trika is an extraordinary soccer player. Not only he plays brilliantly, but he knows how to express his inner feelings. We all love you Abo Trika…..andd we love ALL EGYPTIANS!!!Us, as lebanese, we love and will forever support egypt no matter what the situation is! i <3 egypt!

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