Mohamed Salah ‘President Mo!’ – Egyptian voters attempt to elect Liverpool star Salah Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 17:52 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Mohamed Salah Liverpool Crystal Palace v Liverpool Crystal Palace Premier League The Liverpool star was reportedly the reason for a number of spoiled ballots, with the country’s football fans desperate to elect him Mohamed Salah’s popularity in Egypt continues to soar, with several of the country’s electorate even voting for him to become president!The Liverpool forward has been in electrifying form for Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2017-18, scoring 36 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions.Salah has also racked up 33 goals in 55 caps for Egypt, and scored the last-minute penalty that secured Egypt’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup, in a 2-1 win over Congo. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that a number of voters crossed out the two names on the ballot – Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, the winner, and Moussa Mustafa Moussa – in order to write Salah’s!Mr Al-Sisi won 92 per cent of the vote, per The Economist, but more than one million people spoiled their ballots, with many exercising their democratic right to protest by scribbling Salah’s name in the box instead.Salah can further raise his stock on Saturday, as Liverpool face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.The 25-year-old can score in his 21st game of the season against the Eagles, equalling a record currently held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health.Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys” — a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.”The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber shop and in a pumpkin patch for the 2018 calendar.The Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club said it would donate proceeds from their sales to a Newfoundland therapy service.Organizer Hasan Hai tweeted a photo on Sunday of people rejoicing around a giant cheque for more than $300,000 made out to Spirit Horse NL, a service that builds mental health and life skills for children and adults as they ride and care for horses.“Fins well-donned, me Merb’ys,” tweeted Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan, who is the MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl.Before the grand total was revealed at an event Saturday night, Hai told the crowd that the project was intended to break down barriers and promote a broader definition of masculinity.“We’d take our shirts off, and put some tails on,” Hai said, according to a Facebook video of the event. “We stepped outside of our own comfort zones, sometimes showing our lumps and our bumps.“We presented ourselves in a very vulnerable way physically and emotionally, and showed the world that it’s okay.”He said the admittedly silly project went from an idea to a printed calendar in a little more than two months, and eventually became a global hit.