Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah sparked controversy on social media after he joined Christians to celebrate Christmas.
The Liverpool star posted a photo of his family in front of a Christmas tree.
The Liverpool star shared the picture of himself, his wife, and daughter on Instagram.
The post has garnered widespread attention and had been commented on more than 24,000 times on Wednesday, Egyptian Streets reported.
A quick scroll through the comments immediately reveals a bitter divide. Many of Salah’s fans reacted with overwhelming support for the Premier League football star, commending him for promoting unity across religious lines.
But others have attacked him on religious grounds, citing the Islamic view that it is impermissible to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) December 24, 2020