Tunisian commentator Chakib El Khweldi sparked controversy after he requested a “beer” during the direct transmission of the Club Africain and the Union Sport Union match in the Tunisian Football League, on Wednesday.
And it seems that Al-Khoweildy did not know that the direct transmission of the match had begun, when he said (in the video rolling): “Bring a beer.”
Al-Khuwailidi’s phrase sparked widespread debate in the Tunisian street, and opinions were divided on social media between demands to punish him and his exclusion from commenting and the channel he works for, and between those who sympathized with the commentator after information circulated stating that he is a kidney patient and needs to drink fluids continuously, and the beer he requested is without alcohol.
Journalist Hussam Grad explains what happened with his colleague, commentator Shakib Al-Khoweildy:
The currently arrested colleague was consuming (beer) sans alcool under a medical basis for therapeutic reasons (kidney failure) pic.twitter.com/XJul6gjzIA
– Hamza Tounsi Ibn Carthage ❤️🇹🇳 (@ 19_ultras_19) April 7, 2021
He drinks beer without alcohol, according to medical, Facebook, and for Khawajiya Nsbulwa the gallows, I never despise them and my absolute solidarity with my colleague Shakeeb Al Khuwailidi and my Lord heal him after they suffered a health crisis
– Ahlam Charmiti (@Ahlam_charmiti) April 7, 2021
Chakib El-Khoweildy is one of the best work in Tunisia in the field of sports commentary.
Today, they made a slip and didn’t make a mistake in us? The people will not be enthralled, even though their health condition is critical. People have to go beyond the subject and leave a little. The administration has nothing to do with it pic.twitter.com/UsQNhqLjgY
– Hedi L (@Hedi_Lim) April 7, 2021
The health condition of sports commentator Shakib Al-Khoweildy is soured after the campaign launched against him on social media and the decision to suspend him from work, which necessitated his transfer to the clinic #Purplepic.twitter.com/wsEm0x91pt
– GÉNÉRAL⚔🇹🇳 (@ Haykel7) April 7, 2021
The Tunisian Mosaique website quoted journalist Aziz Al-Khoweildy, son of commentator Shakib Al-Khoweildy, as saying that his father was ill and was hospitalized after “the false accusations and the bullying campaign he was exposed to on social media.”
Source: social networking sites + “Nessma” + “Mosaic”