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EXTRA TIME: How South Africa reacted to Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in Uefa Men's Player of the Year short list

4:26 PM WAT 21/08/2018
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2018-19
You'd think that South Africans would support a player from their continent, but we're not surprised that's not always the case

This is because South African's are staunch supporters of their own Premier League clubs and if you're supporting Liverpool's fierce rivals then it's unlikely you'd support Mohamed Salah.

Still there are some star players who are respected and loved by neutrals. You also have to consider that many neutrals can be behind Luka Modric because of the romantic achievement of taking Croatia to the Fifa World Cup final. It was equally romantic for Salah to inspire Liverpool to the Uefa Champions League final. 

Then you have to take into account the support of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most popular players on the planet. His following is largely thanks to his days at Manchester United, add to that his recent status at Real Madrid and now CR7 is also going to win over Serie A fans.

How about just looking at the performances without bias? Who's your bet for the world Player of the Year award?

Here's how South African soccer fans and some members of the media reacted.