Egyptian soccer player investigated for backing ousted president Morsi

A leading Egyptian soccer club has launched an investigation into one of its players after he showed support for ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt's soccer federation said it would ban the player, Ahmed Abdel Zaher, from competing until an investigation is completed.

After scoring a goal, Zaher displayed the four-finger Muslim Brotherhood signal that symbolises a raid by security forces on a pro-Morsi protest camp in Cairo in August that killed hundreds of Islamists.

The army overthrew Morsi on July 3 and installed an interim government. It has since launched a security crackdown on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, arresting more than 2,000 members, including Morsi and other senior leaders. Security forces have killed hundreds of Morsi supporters.

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