The Twitter account supposedly belonging to Lateif posted: “I’d like to remind Mo Salah that your mother is still in Egypt. You are abroad and can do as you wish. Those who understand, understand,” The New Arab reported.
That account – @KhaledLateif – has since been suspended by Twitter.
Salah, 26, is a national hero in his native country. He had earlier been critical of Egypt’s preparation for the recent Russia 2018 World Cup, laying partial blame for their dismal group stage exit with the Egyptian FA, also claiming he had been “ignored” by members of the body.
“It’s normal that a football federation seeks to solve the problems of its players so they can feel comfortable. But in fact, what I see is exactly the opposite,” Salah said on Twitter in Arabic.