In fact, midfielder Amr warda was expelled due to sexual harassment accusations. Many women, including a Dubai-based model named Merhan Keller, shared screenshots on their social media accounts showing Instagram and WhatsApp conversations between them and the player.
After the screenshots went viral on social media, the EFA decided to expel Amr Warda from Egypt’s national team.
Many of Warda’s teammates, including Mohamed Salah and captain Ahmed Elmohamady, rallied behind him and called for giving him a second chance.
On Twitter, Egypt National Football Team wrote:” After holding a session with the players the engineer @AbouRidaHany decided to reduce the penalty of suspension on the player Amr Warda until the end of the first round of the tournament only.
Abu Raida assured the players of his demand and the demand of all of them to continue this solidarity between them and reflect on their performance in the field to make their fans and the people of Egypt happy”
بعد عقد جلسة مع اللاعبين المهندس@AbouRidaHany قرر تخفيض عقوبة الإيقاف على اللاعب عمرو وردة حتى نهاية الدور الأول للبطولة فقط .
وأكد أبو ريدة للاعبين على مطلبه ومطلب الجميع منهم أن يستمر هذا التكاتف بينهم وينعكس على آدائهم في الملعب لإسعاد جماهيرهم وشعب مصر
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 28, 2019