While it comes as no surprise that Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is a phenomenal player of the current era, his winning of the 2018 FIFA Puskas Award has left many a fans’ and pundits’ heads scratching.
In a year which saw both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo’s overhead kicks and Benjamin Pavard’s stunner against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the decision of awarding Salah with the Puskas award is not sitting well with many.
We take a look at some of the tweets that the Twitterati put out voicing their opinion with some appreciating it and many questioning it:
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 24, 2018
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018
👇THAT sensational derby day goal👇 pic.twitter.com/ulA1jSP6sl
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 25, 2018
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) September 24, 2018
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) September 25, 2018
There were enough goals to choose from 😂
— Emre Can (@emrecan_) September 25, 2018
How has Salah won the Puskus goal of the season award for that!!! Bale from the champions league final all day long
— Michael Treadwell (@cfcmbt) September 24, 2018
Here are the problems with FIFA Awards:
Mo Salah is nominated for best player but not in the world 11
Courtois is given best goalkeeper but isn't in World 11
Salah wins best goal when it isn't even his own best goal
Dani Alves in the world 11 #FIFAFootballAwards
— BoyOfTheWild's (@BoyOfTheWilds) September 24, 2018
— Benjamin Fernandes 🇹🇿 (@Benji_Fernandes) September 25, 2018
— VJ (@StillMagic10) September 24, 2018
Big congrats to @MoSalah on his Puskas award last night! You know he’s good when it could’ve been that one or 150 others 🤣🤷🏾♂️
— Rhian Brewster (@RhianBrewster9) September 25, 2018
Mo Salah wins the #Puskas award for his goal against Everton.
Beating Bale and Ronaldo’s overhead kicks… pic.twitter.com/NUfAG6bKWK
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) September 24, 2018
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) September 24, 2018
Mad how Mo Salah is in the top 3 for Player of the Year but isn't in the World XI 😂😂😂
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 24, 2018
Mo Salah is probably given this award as compensation because that's the worst goal to win a Puskas ever #FIFAFootballAwards
— Imoh (@ImohUmoren) September 24, 2018
— Sportive23 (@Sportive_23) September 24, 2018
So, what do you, the readers think about Salah receiving the Puskas award? Is it justified or do you think someone else should have deserved it? Sound it off in the comments section below.