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Three Egyptian footballers arrested over dispute with army officer

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Players from an Egyptian football club were arrested at a Cairo airport and transferred to a police station for allegedly attacking an army officer, Egyptian daily Ahram Online reported.

The newspaper reported that Zamalek player Mahmoud Abdel-Razek, better known as Shikabla, was being sent to a military prosecutor after a physical confrontation took place between him and an army officer in the Hurghada Airport in Cairo.

Two of Abdel-Razek’s teammates, Salah Soliman and Hazem Emam, were also arrested for their involvement.

The dispute allegedly started when the officer, who was wearing a t-shirt of a rival club, starting teasing the players at the airport, according to the newspaper.

The players from Zamalek football club were returning from a Champions league game in el-Gouna.