An Egyptian lawyer has launched a €1bn (£873m) lawsuit against Sergio Ramos following the centre back’s challenge on Mohamed Salah during the Champions League final on Saturday.
The two came together shortly before the half-hour mark, and the Liverpool ace was unable to continue, with it later confirmed that he had sustained ligament damage to his shoulder – throwing his place at the World Cup into doubt.
The 25-year-old has since released a short statement via Twitter claiming he is “confident” he will make the finals in Russia next month, despite conflicting reports elsewhere.
“Ramos intentionally injured Mo Salah and should be punished about his actions,” he said. “I’ve filed a lawsuit and a complaint to FIFA.
In the unlikely event of the Spanish defender being forced to pay the compensation, Wahba has stated he will donate the money to the state’s Long Live Egypt Fund.
On Monday, a change.org petition claiming “UEFA and FIFA should take measures against Ramos and similar players, using the video recordings of matches to keep the spirit of the game” surpassed 300,000 signatures.