Egyptian player gets four-match ban for untucking referee's shirt | inside World Soccer

Al Ahly winger Walid Soliman has been banned for four games after he lifted up a referee's shirt during his side's 0-0 draw against Al Asyouty Sport on Monday.

Al Ahly player Walid Soliman is seen lifting up referee's shirt after getting a red card
Al Ahly player Walid Soliman is seen lifting up referee's shirt after getting a red card

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Soliman was extremely furious with the official's decision to send him off for a second bookable offence at the match's hour mark.

In an ugly scene, the 29-year-old yelled at the referee while grabbing and untucking the official's shirt in the process before eventually heading towards the tunnel.

The player has been given a fine of 5,000 Egyptian Pound and has been banned for the next four fixtures.

And Soliman has now released an official statement apologising to the referee, the technical staff, and the fans.

He said: "What happened from me wasn't on purpose, I just went to the referee to show him my opinion about his decision. I was afraid from the second yellow card.

"When I raised my hands while I was standing before the referee, it appeared on television that I'm assaulting him.

"I tried to contact the referee to make a personal apology but I couldn't, so I apologise to him and to everybody and I accept any decision from the competitions committee."


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