Egypt and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah has been branded a "feminist icon" following his interview with TIME magazine. The 26-year-old was recently named as one of TIME's top 100 most influential people in the world along with the likes of Hollywood superstar, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Salah recently gave an interview and opened up on the importance of female equality in today's society, claiming that, "I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture. It’s not optional.”
His comments about female equality has led to many calling him a even bigger hero than already thought, with many fans even going on to call him a "feminist icon".
FEMINIST ICON MOHAMED SALAH— Salah Slander Will Not Be Tolerated (@lackinggrit) April 17, 2019
feminist icon and best non-messi player on the planet, mohamed salah, https://t.co/G84SBeE4P2— merk. Ⓐ☭🏴 (@merkseyside) April 17, 2019
The Egyptian has another fan in comedian and talktime host, John Oliver, who described him "as a better human being than a footballer" during his interview with the star.
"Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. And he’s one of the best football players in the world. You’d be hard-pressed to find a professional athlete in any sport less affected by their success or status than Mo, which is incredible because I can’t imagine the kind of pressure that comes with the intensity of adoration he receives."
"Mo is an iconic figure for Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims the world over, and yet he always comes across as a humble, thoughtful, funny man who isn’t taking any of this too seriously."