The Pakistan girls’s nationwide soccer workforce received their match towards the Maldives on Tuesday with a rating of 7-Zero on the SAFF Ladies’s Championship, scoring their first win in eight years. Whereas most individuals praised British-Pakistani footballer Nadia Khan for scoring 4 of the seven objectives, a reporter on the post-game press convention proved that on the finish of the day, some folks can solely concentrate on a girl’s garments, not her achievements.
The reporter requested workforce coach Adeel Rizki why the gamers have been “wearing knickers [shorts] when they could have worn leggings” throughout the match.
The coach stated that they have been certainly representing Pakistan, a rustic that holds its social and non secular values very shut, however stated that in sports activities, “one has to be progressive”. “We have never tried to stop anyone as far as the uniform is concerned, it’s something we don’t control,” he defined.
The video sparked a debate concerning the appropriateness of the reporter’s line of questioning. Taking part within the debate is TV host and RJ Anoushey Ashraf who reposted the information to her Instagram tales, laughed and wrote, “This reporter should know that this country became an ‘Islamic’ republic much after the death of the Quaid. This country was made for oppressed Muslims, not on the name of Islam to suppress Muslims of their choices.”
She added, “The girls choose, and we’ve all been exposed to religion as much as anyone else and make informed choices. But as a man him worrying about their ‘nikker’ is cringe worthy. A true definition is a person who doesn’t judge but only leads by example.”
She additionally stated that folks got here to Islam for the “rest and grace” proven by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) not by “nasty comments he never gave anyone”. Ashraf concluded with a request that the reporter ought to be banned “for reporting everything else besides his actual job, covering their play and the tournament of football”.
Folks needed to know who the “ignorant reporter” was.
This consumer had a tip for the reporter — don’t watch it if it bugs you.
One other sarcastically referred to as it “amazing” that regardless of their “spirited performance” the workforce will get requested about their ‘knickers’.
This consumer desires somebody to inform the “journalist” to decrease his gaze as an alternative.
Squash participant Noorena Shams additionally shared the clip and requested if the journalist ever bothered to ask “when money is stolen? When positions are exploited? When corruption is done?” and why every part boils all the way down to girls’s garments. “I wish [they would] be vocal about every wrong deed in our country,” she stated.
One other consumer stated that these girls deserve a lot respect for battling opponents on the sector and “creepy mindsets” off it.
Folks stated they have been “sick of the conversation” at all times being about girls’s clothes in Pakistan. “Fix your life, do something for your country instead of focusing on what women are wearing instead of how much they have achieved.”
One other was curious to know if the journalist has ever questioned male athletes or celebrities about their garments.
Tuesday’s match was marked the Pakistan girls’s workforce’s greatest win ever. It suffered losses towards India and Bangladesh within the earlier levels of the match.
Although the workforce was knocked out of the semi-finals and ultimate chase, they hoped to finish the match on a excessive observe, which they did, feedback about their garments however.