Mo Salah Celebrates Victory With Liverpool Fans!

While Liverpool celebrate historic win a study is released showing the positive effect Mo Salah has had on Islamophobia

Mo Salah in Liverpool celebrating the team's European Champion Clubs' Cup victory. Photo: @MoSalah

by Staff Reporter

Culture 3 June 2019

Liverpool’s Champions League victory saw fans, all in red, swarm the streets of Liverpool to basically have a huge party!

Just in case you were living under a rock, the Liverpool players and management had just touched down from Madrid, after their win against Tottenham Hotspur (2-0) in the final Saturday June 1.

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate as the team rode three open-top buses around town with club captain Jordan Henderson and players passing around the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.

One of the players that we (and the rest of the world) couldn’t keep our eyes off was Mo Salah. The man who scored the first goal of the game was cheered not only on the streets but all over Twitter.

WATCH: Liverpool fans cheering for Mo Salah during celebrations

And we can’t blame Liverpool fans for loving him. Mo Salah has been directly involved in 100 goals in his two seasons for the team.

And that’s not all.

According to a study titled Can Exposure to Celebrities Reduce Prejudice? The Effect of Mohamed Salah on Islamophobic Behaviors and Attitude ever since Mo Salah signed with Liverpool, hate crimes in the city have decreased by 19% and anti-muslim tweet by Liverpool fans have decreased by 50% with Hate crimes in the surrounding area declined by 19%!

That’s the power of positive and more diverse representation in the media.

The survey experiment, suggests that “positive exposure to outgroup role models” such as Muslim or Arab celebrities like Mo Salah increases familiarity with them.

And other than being one of Europe’s top five leagues’ fifth most expensive player, he was the only Arab named (with only six other athletes) as one of Time’s100 most influential people.

Mo Salah helps reduce Islamaphobia

“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,” wrote John Oliver, host of host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for the Time article.

Other than being an incredibly talented football player, Mo Salah has also campaigned and spoke about women’s equality in the Middle East. In an interview with Time he said,

“I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture. It’s not optional.”

The parade which began at Allerton Maze and ended at the Liverpool’s waterfront saw approximately 250,000 people attend with 250 members of the global media present as well, according to Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson’s tweet. While Liverpool Police estimated that there were more than 750,000 fans in actual attendance.

This was the sixth Champions League celebratory parade in Liverpool and the first since 2005. Liverpool have won the cup before in 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984.

While Liverpool and fans of the team and Mo Salah celebrate the historic football victory we are excited to see more what steps Mo Salah will be taking next in his career.

Watch this space for a break of Liverpool’s win and more on Mo Salah.

Mo Salah’s Tweets Celebrating in Liverpool

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