Muslim Goalkeeper From Egypt Rejects Match Award Sponsored By Beer Company

According to report, the Egyptian goalkeeper named Mohamed El-Shenawy has rejected his Man of the Match award following his incredible display against Uruguay simply because the award was sponsored by the beer maker Budweiser.

Recall that El-Shenawy who performed wonderfully well in their match against Uruguay on Friday after saving many goals for 89 minutes of the match until Jose Gimenez managed to get one through and Egypt eventually lost the match to Uruguay 1-0. This performance earned him the coveted Man of the Match award for his incredible performance, but however according to Twitter user Marwan Ahmed, who works for the Egyptian sports site KingFut, El-Shenawy refused to accept the award, that was sponsored by Budweiser, because he is Muslim and Islam takes an uncompromising stand in prohibiting intoxicants, while it also forbids Muslims from drinking or even selling alcohol.

Why Did Egypt Goalkeeper Refuse Man of the Match Award?

The general rule in Islam is that any beverage that gets people intoxicated when taken is unlawful, both in small and large quantities, whether it is alcohol, drugs, fermented drink or something else.

This is not the first time alcoholic awards have been rejected by Muslim football stars, because in 2012, Yaya Toure also turned down the traditional post-match bottle of bubbly, while telling them that he does not drink because he is a Muslim, so therefore they should keep.

Other Muslim football stars, that are also unlikely to accept the massive bottle of beer in Russia included Mesut Ozil and Paul Pogba.

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