World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim has explained that she was taken off air through the broadcast after her mother was killed after being hit by a truck. The Danish striker is in Qatar working as a pundit for ITV, but left during Denmark’s 0-0 draw with Tunisia on Tuesday.
She has since revealed with a heartfelt message on Instragram that she left because her mother had been killed. “Tuesday morning my mother was killed by a truck. She was on her way back from the gym,” Nadim wrote. “Words can’t describe what I’m feeling. I actually have lost crucial person in my life and it happened so sudden and unexpected.
“She was only 57. She was a warrior who had fought for each inch of her life. She didn’t give me life once but twice, and all the pieces I/ we’re is due to her. I actually have lost my home and I do know nothings gonna ever feel the identical.
“Life is unfair and I don’t understand why her and why this manner. I like you and I’ll see you again. Her funeral is gone be soon, (more information to follow) Please come and show her the love , respect and prayers she deserves.”
As a baby Nadim, her mother and 4 sisters fled Afghanistan after her father was killed, and settled in Denmark before she began her football profession.
In Denmark she began studying medicine at Aarhus University with the aim to change into a surgeon following her playing days, and qualified as a physician this 12 months.
Nadim has been supported by friends and fans on her post. Lioness Ella Toone commented: “Considering of you.” While Pernille Harder added: “Nadi,” with several heart emojis.