Pakistani badminton player Mahoor Shahzad has apologized for her remarks blaming her opponent players for being “envious” of her and calling them out as “Pathans”, while explaining that her comments were never intended to hurt the “Pathan people group”.
Shahzad’s video had turned into a web sensation via web-based media on July 27, in which she lashed out at rival players and called them “Pathans”, which numerous individuals found disagreeable and improper.
She had said: “… individuals have liked me, however there are some badminton players who are absolutely Pathans. I’m number one in Pakistan, yet our excess Pakistani badminton players are particularly desirous with my advancement. This resembles you neither accomplish anything yourself, nor do you need any other individual to do that… “
The 24-year star’s comments drew judgment from some online media clients for being uncaring towards the sensations of a specific local area in her denigration to a couple of people.
Explaining her remarks in a video yesterday, the badminton player clarified: “… I am sorry to all my Pashtun siblings and sisters as you’re harmed by my words. All Pakistanis are decent to me as the position I have reached is a direct result of my fans. In any case, I need you to comprehend me also. A portion of our top badminton players began taking care of negative data to papers about me after they understood on June 2 that I will address Pakistan at the Olympics.”
She proceeded with that her dad was additionally blamed for paying off the Pakistan Badminton Federation. “I was named the blue-looked at individual of the PBF and having no abilities to contend in the Olympics in spite of the way that I am the public badminton champion throughout the previous five years and have beaten young ladies with large edges … “
“Was my arrangement to address Pakistan at the Olympics an error?” she addressed.
Without taking names, she said another individual badminton player had addressed writers, guaranteeing it was her entitlement to contend in the Olympics. “Those having cognisance of the Olympics’ standards comprehend that two individuals addressing a similar nation should rank among top 16”.
The player clarified that what she said in her last meeting was explicitly with respect to the people who attempted to discolor her standing and put her under pressure prior and then afterward the Olympics. “My comments were not aimed at the whole Pathan people group. I sincerely apologize to every one of the individuals who are harmed and I trust you will excuse me from the center of your heart.”
Mahoor, an alum of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), shot to the spotlight with her exhibitions at the public level first prior to advancing toward worldwide games. The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) on June 1 had affirmed Mahoor’s position in the Tokyo Olympics and the POA boss Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan saluted her on the accomplishment.