Romain Saiss request to Mohamed Salah at half-time slammed by football fans

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Mohamed Salah continued his excellent run of form against Wolves on Friday evening, scoring the opening goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Molineux.

The Egyptian forward moved above Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into pole position in the Premier League’s top scorer charts for the current campaign with an exquisite first-time finish from Fabinho’s low cross.

Salah, who was being dismissed by some people as a ‘one-season wonder’ following a slightly underwhelming start to the season, now has 11 league goals to his name and 14 in all competitions.

The 26-year-old has a long way to go in order to match last season’s tally of 32 league goals - a Premier League record - but he’s helped to ensure that the Reds will head into Christmas Day top of the table.

Manchester City can reduce the deficit back to one point, though, when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Back to the game at Molineux and football fans were left fuming after spotting a brief chat between Salah and Wolves’ Romain Saiss at the end of the first half.

Saiss, the Morocco international who joined Wolves from Angers in 2016, was spotted asking Salah for his shirt.


Salah - perhaps because he didn’t want to be seen swapping shirts with an opponent at half-time, or possibly because of the weather conditions - responded by saying he’d give him the shirt inside the tunnel.

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Swapping shirts at full-time is an acceptable part of football, of course, but it tends to raise eyebrows when it happens at half-time.

Saiss’s request angered lots of football fans, who took to social media to voice their disapproval…

In fairness, seeing a player swap shirts with an opponent at half-time isn’t a great look.

Saiss could have just waited until the end of the match.

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Although Salah is one of the world’s best players, Saiss arguably paid the Egyptian too much respect by asking for his jersey at the interval.

Is asking for an opposing player’s shirt at half-time acceptable? Or are people right to be angry? Have your say below.

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