In protest against their team’s board, about 150 Zamalek fans dressed in black for a game and arranged themselves to look like an angry face emoji. The president of the club, Mortada Mansour, was not happy about this action and threatened to ban them. During the match, which Zamalek won 4-3, the fans formed up into their symbol of protest in the stadium.
The 70-year-old man, who had recently gone to prison for speaking badly about the president of a different football team in Cairo, said that people are welcome to cheer on Zamalek as long as they wear white with two red lines. He also asked people not to wear black if they wanted to be allowed at future matches.
The president of Zamalek, Mortada Mansour, has threatened to ban the supporters who took part in an emoji animated protest. The Zamalek’s Ultras White Knights fan group are well-known for their strong enthusiasm and they used social media to show their anger regarding the team’s poor situation and board members who, in their view, do not represent the club with respect. They also defined themselves as being the “sword and armour” of this team.
The five-time African champions, Zamalek are doing poorly in their domestic title defense and are currently fifth in the Egyptian Premier League. Meanwhile, Al Ahly is way ahead of them with 11 more points and two extra games in hand. Because of this, last week, Zamalek fired their Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira. A new coach has been agreed upon and will be announced soon.