Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi confirmed that he does not belong to the Al-Ahly and Zamalek clubs, indicating that he did not have the time to encourage any of the two Egyptian football poles, as part of his response to the government’s plans to deal with sports fanaticism.
“You asked me if it was Ahlawiya or Zamalek, do you think someone like me has time to think this way?” Sisi said while attending an iftar party with the Egyptian family on the sidelines of the opening of the social housing projects.
The Egyptian president added, “I am talking to you seriously, I never thought about this, I did not have time, I have time for her, I am Masrawy, but I love Al-Ahly, Zamalek and everyone, so that no one is upset.”
Al-Sisi continued, saying that parents “formulate” the personalities of their sons and daughters the way they want, and stressed the importance of the role of the family, religion and the media in combating the rhetoric of intolerance.
The Egyptian president stressed that he does not have a “magic solution” to the issue of sports fanaticism, indicating that he is always looking for the idea and saw that the size of the current intolerance has declined compared to the fanaticism that existed 5 or 6 years ago.