Without a doubt, Mo Salah is one of the most loved athletes in the Muslim world.
The professional football player was recently awarded the ‘Golden Boot,’ for scoring 22 goals this season making him one of the top scorers in the league. And though it was quite the day for Salah to celebrate, another little player took the spotlight instead.
Mo Salah’s four-year-old daughter took to the pitch and scored her very own goal.
— Arlo White (@arlowhite) May 12, 2019
Which got a standing ovation, I may add.
The cutie patootie daughter of Salah was with her Father in Anfield when she ran in to take the goal which she did with absolute perfection and it was just SO ADORABLE. Football fans in the audience even riled her up by rumbling throughout the stadium until she was able to get the ball right into the net and let out a roar of applause.
Of course, Dad Mo Salah was watching his little girl from afar,
This is great to watch. Beautiful scenes. Mo Salah's daughter. ❤️👏🏻
— World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) May 12, 2019
Crying. So cute.
And after her heart-winning goal, ran to pick her up and give her a ton of smooches and even tweeted an adorable picture.
“Yes, I know we have one at home. This is a new one” pic.twitter.com/9q8L7fSOgB
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 12, 2019
Crying again. SO cute.
Fans all over social media have been praising her for the goal and even more so, the pair of them together as ultimate Dad and daughter goals. (PUN INTENDED.)
The biggest cheer at Anfield today was for Mo Salah's daughter. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ornbBne1Pr
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 12, 2019
Which they so obviously are.
Mo Salah’s daughter has more Anfield goals than Lionel Messi 🙂 pic.twitter.com/w8Y1RUr5tl
— LFC (@RockyKlopp) May 12, 2019
This is why #MoSalah is such an amazing role model & hero for so many ppl. Both dad & daughter are a win-win. Your heart will fill with joy on watching this video.
May all daughters and sons have fathers and mothers who champion them & help them fulfill all their dreams ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/ZqfjlDOWIJ
— Fifi Haroon (@fifiharoon) May 13, 2019
Mo Salah's daughter is the hero we all need on a Monday 😍⚽ https://t.co/Mc2kDwIcVJ
— Sara Bayman (@runlikeforrest) May 13, 2019
My curse as a brown muslim is that I love Mo Salah and his adorable daughter.
— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) May 13, 2019
Same, Shahbaz, same.
Just another way for us to confirm that Mo Salah is one of the greatest in the game and we can’t wait to see what other adorable antics he has up his sleeve. With recent comments from Shahid Afridi keeping his own daughters from playing the sport, it is nice to see a lighter and more supportive side of women growing in the environment of sports.
And though Afridi claims to have his reasons, let’s hope that we continue with a Mo Salah style narrative with little girls scoring goals right into their own professional leagues. Also, motion to bring his daughter to literally every game thank you so much.
Have you seen the clip of the goal? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below. Love you.
Cover photo source: @FOXSoccer