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Egypt’s devout Muslim goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the FIFA World Cup for religious reasons.
The red goblet-styled trophy is sponsored by American brewer Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol.
AP - Sunday - El-Shenawy - Words - Photos
AP reported on Sunday that El-Shenawy said a “few words” and posed for photos in a brief ceremony, but didn’t take the goblet.
Egypt team director Ihab Leheta said there was no policy or set of regulations for members of the all-Muslim squad...
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