Egypt midfielder warned over Gaza slogan

January 27, 2008

CAIRO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's Mohamed Aboutrika has been warned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for displaying a slogan in support of Gaza at the African Nations Cup finals in Ghana.

Aboutrika lifted his strip to reveal a tee-shirt with the slogan 'Sympathy with Gaza' as he celebrated scoring in the 3-0 win over Sudan in Friday's Group C match in Kumasi.

The midfielder was booked for his actions.

CAF officials said Aboutrika had been warned after the incident for breaching regulations by displaying political slogans.

Aboutrika's action came on the same day as clashes between Palestinian residents, seeking to break the blockade of Gaza, and Egyptian police.