In a video shared on social media last week, Egyptian football star Mahmoud Kahraba can be seen kicking a fan at Riyadh's King Khaled Airport.
From the footage, it appears that Kahraba kicks the camera, most likely a mobile phone, from the hand of the Saudi fan. The camera appears to fall to the ground before the man picks it up again.
Other media reports have said Kahraba beat the Saudi man.
Kahraba, who plays for the Egyptian National Team as well as for the Saudi team Al-Itihad, said the fan provoked the attack.
"As I was getting off a bus that belongs to my club, one fan started filming me while saying: 'congratulations on the fourth positions in the league you [curse word],'" he said.