March 3, 2024

The Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA), the largest body of sports journalists in Bangladesh, has suspended the honorary membership of Kazi Salahuddin, the President of the Bangladesh Football Federation.
According to a BSPA notice, Salahuddin’s membership was suspended after he insulted the journalists by saying that journalists should submit photos of their parents to the BFF in order to enter its headquarters, with their father’s shoes visible in the image.
Salahuddin made these disparaging comments just before a press conference at the BFF, and the comments were recorded on a device that journalists had set up to record the press conference. Following the public release of his cheap comments on social media, Salahuddin faced widespread criticism from the public. He subsequently offered an apology to the journalists.
“How much they hate journalists is revealed in their words,” the BSPA statement read. “BSPA offered honorary membership to Salahuddin in 2012. Now, after his disrespectful comments to journalists, we have decided to remove him from our organization.”Salahuddin and BFF have recently landed in hot water after FIFA banned its secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag for involving in corruption. BFF, however, denied the allegation but did not come up with an explanation. Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) also condemned remarks made by Salahuddin.

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