The Egyptian keeper Mohamed El-Shenawy refused his man-of-the-match award against Uruguay because of his faith.
The MOTM award was sponsored by Budweiser which is an alcoholic beverage maker and due to Muslims practice of not taking alcohol, he rejected the award.
The award which is shaped like a red goblet clearly connotes what it is representing and El-Shenawy wanted no part of it, rejecting the award when it was presented to him.
Budweiser is one of the main sponsors for the 2018 World Cup in Russia having signed a deal with FIFA as the official alcohol supplier to the tournament.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper is the shot-stopper for Al-Ahly of Egypt and his stock has risen after that first game with many recognising his goalkeeping talent and it’ll be interesting to see what happens if he keeps this up during the competition. There could even be a European move on the cards.