Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has been embroiled in controversies for a long time now and that is the reason why Pakistan’s football team is among the worst teams in the football world.
Former captain Kaleemullah, who currently plays for a Turkish club, has accused the PFF Vice President Sardar Naveed Haider Khan of threatening him over social media.
The footballer claims that the official posted a tweet saying, “If Kaleemullah can justify his transfer to the Turkish Club as per FIFA Regulation then I will stand up with him and support him, if not then hang him for his lies and deceit”.
Even if someone violates the federation rules, there is no law which permits his hanging, is there?
However, Sardar Naveed has denied posting the tweet and it is nowhere to be found – it might have been deleted. However, the matter has gained quite a lot of traction and it is up to PFF to clear the air.
Here is how the star footballer replied to the tweet.
How dare you threaten me after serving this country for so long? PFF has given me nothing. I have worked hard and gotten myself here. pic.twitter.com/s5LqSZSKL8
— Kaleemullah Khan (@Kaleemullah_10) September 18, 2018
The official has denied the allegations saying that the screenshot is forged and that the matter is between Kaleemullah and the PFF.
Earlier, PFF had issued Kaleem a show-cause notice as well for speaking out against the federation.
People have showered their support for the footballer for speaking out against the corrupt and dysfunctional administration.
— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) September 19, 2018
@UsmanKhattak01 PFF has no role if players play leagues out of their country as players are not centrally contracted to PFF. You can say that it is because of Pakistan NT but PFF, it is totally false.
— Usama Bhutta (@officialubhutta) September 18, 2018
It is appalling, beyond words and a situation that requires @FIFPro to help.
It is a death threat to an int'l footballer who has made his country proud. @TheovanSeggelen
Also cos the person who is threatening to hang #Pak's former captain is also a @fifa official's father. https://t.co/Ucuko8hAHU
— natasha (@NatashaRaheel) September 18, 2018
Not just hatred. He threatened to hang @Kaleemullah_10 . Hatred is a very lenient word. Dear @ImranKhanPTI our football needs proper attention by the govt. Sardar Naveed should resign immediately and there must be legal action against him as well.
— Hamza Azhar (@M_HamzaAzhar) September 18, 2018
An official threatening our own player
These r the ppl who r ruling PFF n a MAIN reason behind the ruining of Pakistan Football n Our Players
Such a SHAME😒
Take notice n Get rid of these idiots @fawadchaudhry @ImranKhanPTI https://t.co/3sVkjJt58N
— Aminaنیلاب (@AminaNilab) September 18, 2018
Get rid of such people from ruling over our Association & bringing further shame to an organisation already in turmoil. I've had enough with the inexperienced lot ruining our football structure & players further.
— Ahmad (@yarkhanalizai) September 18, 2018