Pakistan women’s football team secured a historic 7-0 win against the Maldives in the 2022 SAFF Women’s Championship, but far from greeting them with felicitations upon their return, journalists were more interested in policing the players on their uniform.
Did the Islamic republic of Pakistan’s journalist ever bothered to ask when money is stolen? When positions are exploited? When corruption is done? Why does all this boil down to the clothes of women? I wish them to be vocal about every wrong deed in our country. https://t.co/bdAnPMN3Xw
— Noorena Shams (@noorenashams) September 15, 2022
Adeel responded to the question by stating that it is the player’s choice what they want to wear and the management had no specific requirement on what the kit should be. He said that some players put on leggings while others preferred shorts, but it was about what the players were most comfortable wearing.
The video of the press conference went viral on social media as football fans in the country called out the journalist for his inappropriate questions.