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:
Welcome to the Puskas club, @MoSalah 👌 pic.twitter.com/Dxzd9lwgAN
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 24, 2018
YES MO!! 🔥👑@MoSalah's stunning strike against @Everton has been voted as the FIFA #Puskás Goal of the Year. #TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/aIg2rTSiEB
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 24, 2018
ICYMI, @MoSalah is a #Puskás award winner! #FIFAFootballAwards
👇THAT sensational derby day goal👇 pic.twitter.com/ulA1jSP6sl
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 25, 2018
Congrats @MoSalah on your 7th best goal from last season winning goal of the year 😜 #Baller#Topbin#oneofmanyworldies https://t.co/OkNMlIsNLb
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) September 24, 2018
👀 It's suggested that @Only1Argyle's Graham Carey scored five goals in 2018 which were better than Salah's Puskas Goal of the Year. #PAFC pic.twitter.com/8KQaonuibj
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) September 25, 2018
Well done @MoSalah for winning the @FIFAcom #Puskas goal of the year 🏆
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
Still not sure how @MoSalah won @FIFAcom Best Goal of the Year over @Cristiano's goal vs. Juventus?! 🤔 Is this #Fifa trying to end the #Ronaldo – #Messi era?
— Benjamin Fernandes (@Benji_Fernandes) September 25, 2018
Congratulations to Mo Salah for winning the the FIFA Puskas Award. Another individual award to his ever growing list. #FIFAFootballAwards #MoSalah pic.twitter.com/LgdrY4sL07
— 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
So… Mo Salah is not in Fifa Team of the Year…#LFC #YNWA pic.twitter.com/C55u50Uc22
— 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 just got compensated for with the PUSKAS award when his goal is clearly NOT up to scratch with that of Pavard Vs Argentina, CR7 Vs Juve or Gareth Bale Vs Liverpool.
This award is actually funny.#TheBest#FIFAFootballAwards
— AURACOOL (@TWEETORACLE) 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 Umoren (@ImohUmoren) September 24, 2018
Mo Salah goal beat Ronaldo, Bale and Pavard's goals for #Puskas, how weird. 😳🤦♂🤷♂ #FIFAFootballAwards #TheBest pic.twitter.com/2t5UI6YcZL
— 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.
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