Mahmoud Kahraba claims the man insulted him and his team prompting the attack caught on video.
A video circulating Saudi Arabian and Egyptian social media shows Egypt's national football team star, Mahmoud Kahraba, who plays for the leading Saudi team, Al-Itihad, beating a Saudi man in Riyadh's King Khaled Airport, El Arabiya reports.
Kahraba revealed after the filmed incident that the man personally insulted him and the Saudi club that he plays for, provoking him to react in the manner seen in the video, which he claims just captures the reaction and not the action of the guy. "As I was getting off a bus that belongs to my club, one fan started filming me while saying: 'congratulations on the fourth positions in the league you [curse word]'. It's worth noting that the video was taken by the victim of the assault himself. "
Kahraba had just scored a goal for his team Al-Itihad in the Saudi Professional League last Friday.