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AFCON 2019: Midfielder Amr Warda kicked out of Egyptian camp for ‘sending inappropriate messages’ to several women

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Wednesday that Egyptian midfielder, Amr Warda has been sent home after he was accused of sending ‘aggressive and inappropriate’ messages to several women.

The EFA released an official statement announcing the dismissal of Amr Warder after a consultation with the board of directors. The dismissal was issued to ensure the maintenance of discipline and commitment among Egypt’s team members. And it came following talks with the player regarding his behaviour.

Warda’s dismissal comes days after model Merhan Keller claimed on her Istagram account that four players from the Egyptian national team including Amr Warda, Mahmoud Hamdy, Hassan Kouka, and Ayman Ashraf had been harassing her on social media networks. She even posted a series of filmed messages she allegely received from them.

Just hours after Keller’s video went viral, another Mexican model made a post confirming that it was indeed Warda in the posted video.

However, the PAOK midfielder has denied the sexual harrassment accusations. Speaking to the Egyptian daily Al-Shorouk, Warda said “The video spread through social networking sites is fabricated by someone. I do not know why he did it”.

“Someone displayed my picture on someone else’s face in a video that went viral across the media,” he added.

Amr Warda was excluded from Egypt’s 23-man squad that beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 on Wednesday.

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