Lawyer al-Sayed Salama, attorney for the Egyptian student Mohamed Essam, who was accused of sending racist messages to Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United star, said that he is in the process of filing a compensation case against the player with a financial value of 10 million euros.
“Essam is a respectable young man. He received a good grade this year, after he had obtained an honors degree in the previous school years, because his psychology was affected by the case filed by Rashford,” Salama said in exclusive statements to Al-Masry Al-Youm.
“The Egyptian judiciary is honest, honorable and great and has complete independence. It was not affected by anything and no one interfered in the ruling, especially since the case concerns a major and global player,” he said.
The Mansoura Economic Misdemeanors Court, in Daqahliya Governorate, on Thursday, turned down the lawsuit of Rashford against Essam.
The case had been raised in the past months, with Rashford filing a case against the Egyptian student for reportedly using offensive and racist expressions through a post on social media.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm