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Stephan El Shaarawy investigated after stopping car thief

Stephan El Shaarawy of AS Roma looks on during the Serie A match between AS Roma and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 15 May 2021. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

As Roma star, Stephan El Shaarawy is under investigation for injuring his car thief. Despite stopping the thief in a physical altercation, El Shaarawy is under investigation. However, the thief subsequently filed a complaint against El Shaarawy for injuries. El Shaarawy’s interrogation takes place in late July.

El Shaarawy’s lawyer elaborated further on the incident with this comment.

�The accused is a person who was stealing his car, he can say anything, but everything must be ascertained. And Stephan will tell what happened when the interrogation is set, which will certainly take place by the end of July.”

Stephan El Shaarawy’s Lawyer

The carjacking occurred in February in Rome, Italy. While visiting his friend Alessio Cerci’s house, El Shaarawy saw the carjacker while playing video games. El Shaarawy left the mansion and chased down the attacker, chasing him through the street. Despite the attacker’s attempts to get away, Stephan El Shaarawy caught up to the attacker. He later pinned him to the ground and called Italian police, who promptly arrested the attacker.

The attacker’s lawyer also spoke out on his behalf, staunchly claiming threatening injuries. However, despite the injuries being true, backed up by a medical report, the thief was still a thief.

In addition to the physical and emotional stress of being a prominent footballer. Stephan El Shaarawy is now dealing with the additional stress of interrogation from law enforcement.

Stephan El Shaarawy’s Career

El Shaarawy’s footballing career is certainly a roller coaster. Nicknamed “the Pharoah” due to his Egyptian heritage, El Shaarawy rose to prominence with AC Milan. During the 2012-13 season, El Shaarawy broke into the first team and established himself as a promising young talent.

However, injuries shortened his career, and he was subsequently loaned to AS Monaco. Despite his decent season with Monaco, his injuries made El Shaarawy a risk; thus, Monaco didn’t sign him permanently. However, a three-year spell with AS Roma revived El Shaarawy’s career, and a smile was back on his face.

Later, El Shaarawy had a short spell in China with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua before returning to AS Roma in 2021. New Roma manager Jose Mourinho also joined the club ahead of the 2021-2022 season. Jose Mourinho recently criticized France’s performance against Switzerland at Euro 2020.

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