Zamalek president Mortada Mansour has been jailed for one month for verbally insulting the chairman of bitter Egyptian rivals Al Ahly.
Mansour, who can be a politician and former member of parliament, had beforehand used parliamentary immunity to guard him from such lawsuits.
However after dropping an election in late 2020, Al Ahly chairman Mahmoud El Khatib, a legendary former participant for the Crimson Devils, filed a defamation case over a video that appeared on social media and the Zamalek membership channel.
Mansour was discovered responsible and initially sentenced to a 12 months behind bars however that was decreased to at least one month in August 2022.
Nonetheless, an additional attraction has now been rejected and Mansour has been jailed.
In line with Egyptian legislation, he will be unable to return to his place as president as a result of anybody convicted of a criminal offense judged to influence status, honesty, honour or integrity is just not entitled to acquire or occupy a public place.
It isn’t the primary time that Mansour has landed himself in sizzling water with a few of his feedback.
In 2007, he was sentenced to 3 years in jail by a prison court docket in Cairo for insulting court docket officers and calling them corrupt, whereas in 2018 the Confederation of African Soccer (Caf) banned the 70-year-old from all football-related activity for a year following comments about Caf officials.
He was additionally a vocal critic of Mark Clattenburg, the former English referee who was briefly in charge of the Egyptian Referees Committee.
Zamalek and Al Ahly, each primarily based in Cairo, have lengthy been two of the dominant forces in African soccer. Ah Ahly have been topped African champions 10 occasions, greater than every other facet, with Zamalek joint-second on the listing with 5 titles.