CAIRO: Well-known Egyptian football player Emad Meteab has been sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay a 20,000 EGP ($2,796) fine after being convicted of attacking a traffic officer and threatening a policeman with a gun, Youm7 reported.
A misdemeanor court in New Cairo headed by Judge Sharif Nafea convicted Meteab of charges stemming from an incident in Tagammu el-Khames last April after an altercation with the officers over his car.
Youm7 reported that Meteab parked his car at one of the malls in Tagammu el-Khames in New Cairo. When he returned, his car was booted by police, who asked him to pay a fine.
Meteab refused to pay and started to fight with the police officers according to Al-Ahram Wednesday.
He cursed the officers and took out a gun to threaten them and get his car back, but he was arrested and sent to jail before paying a 5,000 EGP bail.
Youm7 reported that Meteab’s lawyer is planning to appeal the court’s sentence on Saturday, Sep. 6.
Meteab is a member of the Egyptian national team, and plays locally for the Al-Ahly football club in Cairo.