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‘On no account did I intend to cross racist feedback,’ Mahoor Shahzad says in apology

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Pakistani badminton participant and participant on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Mahoor issued an apology on her social media accounts on Wednesday after a video interview of hers circulating on Twitter sparked criticism.

Within the video, Mahoor is seen saying that whereas she has acquired reward for her achievements, some fellow Pathan gamers are “envious” of her. 

The badminton participant acquired criticism for ridiculing her fellow gamers and by extension, a complete ethnicity.

Following the interview, Mahoor printed an announcement on her Fb and Twitter account apologising for her assertion.

“I am writing this apology for my Pathan brothers. In no way [did] I intend to pass any racist comments,” wrote Mahoor.

She stated that some Pakistani badminton gamers are operating a adverse marketing campaign towards her and he or she solely referred to them in her video interview. 

Mahoor apologised for hurting the sentiments of her “Pathan brothers and sisters” and added that it might have been not possible for her to compete on the worldwide degree “without the love and support of Punjabis, Sindhis, Balochis and Pathan brothers/sisters”.

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