ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan drew a lot of criticism across social media over his insulting remarks for foreign players.
The derogatory remarks came to surface late Monday night in the wake of Pakistan Super League (PSL2) final held in Lahore.
In the video that went viral on social media, Imran Khan appears to be conducting an intra-party meeting.
He is seen as saying, “I don’t know even the name of any of these so-called foreign players. It seems they were just picked up from anywhere like Africa. And, they are called foreign players.”
The leaked remarks earned Imran Khan a lot of carping censure across the social media landscape. However, the Khan’s supporters came in with robust reactions to fend for him.
Watch some of reactions here.
When u think a Person cant go lower than this Mr. Phateechar Khan Proves you Wrong.
Such A Phateechar Thinking and Phateechar Attitude.👊🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/dbuUmMEY9K
— Adeem Ghaffar Rana (@ranaadeem) March 7, 2017
Darren Sammy two time T20 World Cup winning captain is #phateechar seriously #PeshawarZalmi ? pic.twitter.com/wkBSIyTkAB
This 'Phateechar' player was able to win the hearts of millions of Pakistanis ... can some one please tell his name to Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/pJyLirWaRy
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) March 6, 2017
How can a player of a class of Sammy, who led West Indies to victory twice in T-20, World Cup can be phateechar.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) March 7, 2017
— wardah waris (@WardahHashmi) March 6, 2017
— zifey.ali (@ZifeyAli) March 7, 2017
#Phateechar Imran khan said "I don't even know the foreigner cricketer names?? Fact is u knows only one name ,( NAWAZ SHAREEF) 🦁
— Saira Azeem (@saira_azeem) March 7, 2017
IK alongwith his wife came to watch 2nd T-20 b/w 🇵🇰 & Zimbawe (Africa Kay phateechar player) in May 2015. pic.twitter.com/1vmec5x3L8
— Junaid Akhtar (@junaidashaikh) March 6, 2017
IK problem is choice o words#he shld hire Urdu teacher asap#NS has journalists who write his speeches IK relies on limited Urdu.#Phateechar
— Rukhsana Talpur (@talpur_rukhsana) March 7, 2017
Deflecting his political failures by debasing talented sportsmen is disgusting. IK's made a mockery of himself, Pak & cricket. #Phateechar
— Sara Hayat (@saratamman) March 7, 2017
Imagine Sammy and other foreign players knowing how the cricketing legend is declaring them "phateechar"
— Mahwish Bhatti (@mahobili) March 6, 2017
Story first published: 7th March 2017