‘Tis the season of football, my friends.
And for that very reason, the Karachi United Women’s football team has come into the spotlight as well.
The Karachi United Women’s Team was founded under Karachi United in 2010. Since then they have been playing tournaments at a national as well as an international level.
An Instagram account shared an image of the team in their uniforms and of course, some people were not very happy with the fact that they were wearing shorts.
Khadija, Nina, Zulfia and Marina pose for a photograph in front of Karachi United’s official logo. Karachi United is one of Karachi’s most well known football clubs. Along with the boys team their academy also has a kickass women’s division that starts training girls as young as 8 years old to become the next football stars in the country.
But the women of Karachi United were anything but rattled since criticism is part and parcel of their job.
But this time, instead of ignoring the hate as usual. The women decided to make a video reading the mean comments and responding to them.
And their responses were hella funny.
The hate itself was pretty vicious.
But the girls remained unfazed.
Some haters tried to be funny.
And to be honest, it worked and got a chuckle out of the football players.
Some people called them a national level shame.
Um, how about national treasures? Thank you!
Others decided to give them a whole entire lecture.
But it wasn’t all bad.
Faith in humanity restored. A little.
But in the end, the women talked about how this response is not new for them and they remain unfazed by it.
They had a message for the haters in the form of a hashtag, #LibaasChoroDimaghKholo
And honestly, a great message indeed.
You can watch the entire video here:
We aren't celebrities, and these aren't #meantweets, but #KULadies have a message for people who still can't believe that women in Pakistan play football! PS: Thanks to @mystapaki for taking a fantastic photo of us!#libaaschorodimaghkholo #hatersgonnahate #KULadies
Gepostet von Karachi United – Women's Squad am Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2018
Let’s not look at what people wear but what they can do instead. So what do you think about their message? Let us know in the comments!
Cover Image Source: Karachi United Women/Facebook