The American star financed the theft to Great Britain of young Afghan footballers threatened by the Taliban.
It’s the story of a rabbi, Leeds United and Kim Kardashian. This improbable trio has organized in recent days the transfer to Great Britain of young Afghan footballers who were threatened by the return to power of the Taliban.
“Many of these families left their homes when the Taliban took power. Their houses were set on fire, ex-Afghan captain Khalida Popal told Associated Press. Some members of their family have been killed or taken away by the Taliban. The danger and the stress were therefore very high, and that is why it was very important to act quickly to get them out of Afghanistan. “
In total, these are 30 teenage players and their families, or around 130 in total, who landed at Stansted Airport near London on Thursday. Leeds United club have therefore helped in this operation, as the club owner, Andrea Radrizzani was delighted.
first chapter written today! When I received a call asking help to rescue the youth w team from Afghanistan,I didn’t know even from where to start. Today they flew to UK. Proud to be part of the team to make this real. Let’s dream one day they will play in @LUFC💛💙 pic.twitter.com/XLPv6IXByi
– Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) November 18, 2021
Marcelo Bielsa’s club did not therefore act alone, since it was helped in this endeavor by Kim Kardashian. The Peacocks have received backing from the Tzedek Association, an American NGO whose founder, Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, contacted the US reality TV superstar. « Maybe an hour later, after the Zoom call, I got a text saying Kim wanted to fund the entire flight ”, explained the rabbi. Kim Kardashian’s spokesperson confirmed that the star and her Skims brand had indeed chartered the flight, the Associated Press reports.