Morocco star Munir goes down clutching his face after push from the REFEREE in bizarre 22-man AFCON brawl… sparked by Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed pulling down Achraf Hakimi’s shorts!
- Egypt moved into the AFCON semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over Morocco
- With 15 minutes to play in the first-half, there was a ruckus between the teams
- Achraf Hakimi reacted angrily when a Morocco star pulled his shorts in a tackle
- Their team-mates piled in, and Munir even ended-up squabbling with the referee
One moment Egypt were locked in a fiery AFCON clash with Morocco, the next Achraf Hakimi had his shorts around his ankles and Munir was trying to get the referee sent-off.
With 15 minutes of normal time to play in the quarter-final clash – and the match headed to extra-time after Mo Salah’s leveller – a scuffle between Egypt’s Hakimi and Omar Marmoush saw tempers flare.
Theirs was a rough yet fair struggle, until Morocco’s Mostafa Mohamed came flying in and undressed Hakimi in the process. The PSG star was having none of it and sharply tugged Mohamed by the shirt… his shorts not yet reinstated.
Morocco’s Munir made the strange decision to dive under a challenge from the referee
The forward had rushed in to aid team-mate Achraf Hakimi when the referee singled him out
Moments earlier, Hakimi had his shorts around his ankles after colliding with a Moroccan star
Red and white shirts came rushing in and the posturing began, with the referee strangely targeting Munir first.
The official shoved the Sevilla forward away from the chaos before delivering a second – and significantly lighter – push, only for Munir to drop to the floor clutching his head.
Salah acted as a peace-keeper to break up the ruckus, a free-kick was awarded and the referee elected not to show himself any cards for the incident with Munir.
Hakimi grabbed a handful of Mostafa Mohamed’s shirt and the pair went nose-to-nose
Mohamed Salah waded in to disperse the players, later setting up the winner for Egypt
It was Egypt who sealed their spot in the semi-finals, as Salah turned on his magic dribble down the right, twist the defender inside-out and setup Trezeguet for the winner.
Their comeback victory, following Sofiane Boufal’s sixth-minute spot-kick, setup a clash with hosts Cameroon in the last four.
The winner of their face-off with play either Senegal or Burkina Faso for the crown.
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