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BBC suffer hilarious Mohamed Salah blunder

The BBC suffered a humiliating blunder yesterday when they posted a photo of Mohamed Salah on their official Twitter page – only it wasn’t him.

Salah was passed fit for the World Cup earlier last week after suffering a dislocated shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month.

And following the update on Salah’s injury, the BBC tweeted a link to a short video which assessed his country’s chances in Russia – including a supposed picture of Salah.

However, despite the Egyptian setting Europe alight with 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last term, it appears now everybody knows what he looks like.

Instead of Salah, the picture instead turned out to be Hussein Ali, an Iraqi professional footballer who plays for Qatar SC.

Hussein Ali certainly possesses some similar features to the ‘Egyptian King- the curly, dark hair; the neat beard – he’s even a similar stature to Salah, coming in at a 5 ft 4″ (four inches shorter than the Liverpool forward).

But it certainly isn’t an easy mistake to make with Salah being one of world football’s most recognisable stars.

The BBC are yet to delete the tweet – whether they haven’t noticed their error, or are keeping it for comedy value remains to be seen.

Not sure Mr Salah himself would be too happy.