Mo Salah ‘honoured’ with gift of citizenship from Chechen leader

• Liverpool forward presented with order at celebratory dinner
• Egyptian FA has been criticised for choice of World Cup base

Ramzan Kadyrov has given Mo Salah honorary citizenship in Chechnya, taking advantage of the Liverpool forward’s short stay in Russia’s most controversial republic.

Egypt’s national team are based in Chechnya for the World Cup despite outrage from rights organisations pointing to the region’s crackdown on political opponents and a widely reported anti-gay pogrom, which Kadyrov has denied.

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via Football | The Guardian

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