Soccer player Shikabala ends Egypt career over racist taunt

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 31, 2010 23:50

CAIRO — The team director of Egyptian club Zamalek said Friday that the side's top goalscorer Mahmoud Abdel Razek is quitting international football because of racist taunts from rival fans during a recent league match.

Ibrahim Hassan said Abdel Razak, an attacking midfielder better known as Shikabala, informed the Egyptian Football Association of his resignation from the national team on Friday, according to Egypt's official MENA news agency.

Shikabala, an Egyptian of Nubian origin, was jeered by fans from rival club Ahly as he walked off the pitch during the second half of a goaless draw in the Cairo derby on Thursday.


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