FIFA chief lauds referee Tayeb’s gesture

Published: 21:50, May 14,2020


FIFA president Gianni Infantino congratulated former Bangladeshi referee Tayeb Hasan Shamsuzzaman for auctioning his jersey to help vulnerable people who are struggling during COVID-19 pandemic. The 50-year old Tayeb put his jersey of the 2013 SAFF final for auction, which was sold for Tk 5.55 lakh on May 9. Appreciating his initiative, Infantino sent an official letter to Tayeb on Thursday. ‘On behalf of the entire international football community, a heartfelt thank you for having contributed via your laudable action, which reflects the fundamental values of our sport and of refereeing, such as cooperation…passing on a beautiful message in these challenging times,’ the FIFA president stated in his letter. — New Age

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