Srinagar: Former Indian football captain, Baichung Bhutia has extended his support to Majid Khan in pursuing his football dream, reports said.
According to the reports, Bhutia has written to Jammu and Kashmir’s football association regarding this issue. Majid Khan, an ace football player from the valley had joined militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). However, the young goalkeeper surrendered to the authorities on Friday following his friends and relatives emotional pleas through social media.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, Bhutia has offered Majid a training stint at the Bhaichung Bhutia Football School in New Delhi.
“I was very sad to read reports of Majid joining a terrorist organisation. Football has provided solace to many over the years and I felt he requires a platform to play the ‘Beautiful game,’ again” Bhutia was quoted by the newspaper.
“I have already touched base with the J&K Football Association offering him to train with Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools in Delhi. I want him to train under my Coaches and then we can decide where he stands as a player. I believe he deserves an opportunity and hence, felt best to open the doors for him,” Bhutia said.