Lionel Messi recently sat with Mona El-Sharkawy, the host of Egyptian TV show Yes I am Famous, and the two had a nice, friendly chat. When asked for a souvenir commemorating the interview—a show tradition, according to El-Sharkawy—Messi gifted her his shoes. This has since caused a huge shitstorm.
So that’s a weird headline. It only exists because DeAngelo Williams and Jordan Cameron are part of this year’s American Football Without Barriers camp in Egypt, and also because it’s hard to hold a pee on a long bus trip.
The runner in the photo above with very little skin showing is Fatma El Sharnouby, representing Egypt at the World Cross Country Meet, held March 28, 2015, in Guiyang, China. She was Egypt's only entrant in the junior women's race, and was 95th out of 97 finishers. El Sharnouby's IAAF profile lists one previous mark,…
Today, nearly a year after 79 died when supporters of rival soccer teams Al-Masry and Al-Ahly fought in the Al-Ahly stadium after a Feb. 1 game in the Egyptian city of Port Said, a court sentenced 21 people to death in connection with the riot. Trouble began to brew in Port Said shortly after the verdicts were…
One of the most basic roles of a nation's Olympic committee is to outfit its athletes: clothes, bags, training gear, all that good stuff. Someone at the Egyptian Olympic Committee appears to have outsourced that responsibility to the lowest bidder, because all 117 Egyptian Olympians were given counterfeit Nike gear.…
Two weeks after a politically charged riot at a game in Port Said resulted in 74 deaths, Egyptian soccer's interim chairman says the Egyptian Premier League will resume play once their investigation is completed. When they do come back, matches will initially be played in empty stadiums until the country has a stable…
Supporters of Egyptian side Al Masry invaded the field after today's 3-1 win over Al Ahly in Port Said, attacking Al Ahly players and security personnel. Al Jazeera is reporting that eight people have been killed and more than 60 injured. [via 101 Great Goals]
Here's Amir Sayoud, playing for Egyptian side Al-Ahly in the Egypt Cup, doing his absolute best to make a mockery of the game with a penalty kick that never really got going. Sayoud even got a yellow card for his troubles. [BusinessInsider]
A modern day Egyptian gladiator announced plans to fight a lion to the death in the name of boosting tourism. This weekend he made good, locking himself in a steel cage with a bored, lazy lion who just wanted to digest the whole donkey he was fed beforehand.
It didn't much matter to Mohamed Sobhi that he and his Ismaily teammates were up 3-2 in the waning moments of their match against El Gounah. What mattered most to the goalkeeper was that he apparently thought his defender Shadi Mohamed spat in his face after some action in front of the net.
Some of you might question this story, in which the notorious shark that's been terrorizing and Egyptian report was inadvertently killed by a drunken Serbian man landing on it from a diving board. But it's reported by a Macedonian News Agency! [NYPost]
In Egypt, which lacks a free press, the government can try to make a scandal dissipate just by using politically correct language. Case in point: apparently, the translation for "possibly-money-stealing-and-home-wrecking prostitutes" is "girls."
So the South African police retracted their statement about the ladies of the night but still haven't arrested any hotel staff? Allah punished Egypt with a loss because they're "unclean?" Egyptian players demand apology from South Africa?
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