Mortada Mansour, President of Egyptian giants Zamalek SC, has been jailed for reigning verbal insults on rival President of Al Ahly, Mahmoud El Khatib.
The 70-year-old Politician will serve a one month jail term after his use of parliamentary immunity to protect himself from such lawsuits failed to work in his favour especially after losing an election in 2020.
Mahmoud’s defamation charges against the accused following a video that surfaced on social media as well as Zamalek’s handle were valid and so the latter’s president has been found guilty as charged.
Initially, he was sentenced to one year in prison but later reduced to just one month in August 2022 following the rejection of another appeal to avoid the jail sentence.
Reports has it that, this is not the first instance where Mansour is found guilty of verbally pouring insults on rival officials.
The confederation of African football had in 2018, banned Zamalek’s President from all football related activities for a year after unacceptable comments on CAF officials.
Back in 2017 before CAF’s ban, Mansour had been sentenced to three-years in prison by a criminal court in Egypt for insulting and calling court officials corrupt.
As it stands, Mansour has unofficially lost his position as President of Zamalek, as the Egyptian law stipulates a convict cannot take charge of a public position.
It should be noted that, Al Ahly are way ahead of Zamalek in terms of records. They are the current leaders of the Egyptian premier league, nine points away from Zamalek.
Al Ahly have won a total of 24 titles in CAF competitions, nine more than their local rivals, Zamalek.
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