Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been rewarded for his commitment to women’s equality in the Middle East at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards.
The Laureus Awards ceremony, broadcast by video conference Thursday evening in Seville, honored several big names in world sport, who used their platforms to make positive contributions for the good of society.
won the Sporting Inspiration Award because of his support for charitable causes and commitment to fighting social injustice and dedicated the honor to sports fans around the globe and those who have endured hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.
"I'm very proud to have been chosen by the Laureus Academy for this Sporting Inspiration Award.
"2020 was a very difficult year, on so many levels and for so many people around the world. Some of us were kept away from our family and friends, and others even lost loved ones. We need to learn from this experience, support one another, and do our best to look ahead
"Many times, football players win awards and automatically thank our fans. This time, I will dedicate this award not only to our fans but to all the other sports fans around the world.
"This past year has been a very harsh reminder of the fact that sport, including football, is nothing without fans. Everyone in the world of sport can be replaced, fans cannot. I will end on that note. Once again, thank you very much."