ESTADIO METROPOLITANO is shaking. Around 20,000 Liverpool supporters are bouncing in the stands, paying the ultimate homage to their “King”. Most of them haven’t even settled in their seats when Mohamed Salah hammers home a penalty in the second minute. But they see him sprint towards the corner flag, slide on his knees and raise his arms skywards. The unassuming celebration can mean just one thing — a goal has been scored.
This isn’t just another goal.
It’s the one that gives Liverpool a massive early advantage in the Champions League final Saturday night, silences the “white end” of the stadium and wreaks havoc with Tottenham Hotspur’s gameplan.
As much as the goal and its significance, the jubilant, impromptu rendition of the Salah song is equally striking. Here are thousands of fans, largely middle-aged and white, in what are divisive times with Islamophobia on the rise, singing aloud the lines, “I’ll be a Muslim” and “a mosque is where I wanna be”…...Read More>>>