Monday, 27 September 2021

Boxer Amir Khan’s sister continues war

LONDON: British Boxer Amir Khan’s sister appeared to fire the latest salvo in the bitter war of words between his family and his wife. Mariyah Khan, 19, posted a message online which is thought to be a coded attack on his wife Faryal Makhdoom Khan, 25. The Instagram post stated: ‘Biggest lesson learnt this year is probably to not give so much of yourself to people who will not do the same for you.’ Followers interpreted the message as a criticism of Faryal, who has been trading insults with her in-laws for months. Some responded by accusing Mariyah of ‘bullying’ her sister-in-law while others back her family’s position, saying they ‘couldn’t believe’ Faryal’s behaviour. Mariyah also posted a picture of her other brother Haroon alongside the caption: ‘Happy one year anniversary to this beautiful couple! Alhamdulillah my brother couldn’t have got a better partner.’ Again, some of Mariyah’s 100,000-plus followers interpreted the apparent praise as a slight on Faryal, with some accusing Mariyah of ‘having a go’ at Amir’s wife. The latest barbed comments come after Faryal gave a bombshell TV interview earlier this month, claiming his relatives made plastic surgery jibes during a feud that began before their marriage. Pakistani Faryal, 25, married Olympic silver medalist Khan, 30, in 2013. They have a two-year-old daughter Lamaisah.

The 25-year-old model told ITV’s This Morning: ‘Over the years Amir’s brother and sister went on Twitter rants, went on Instagram rants talking about me saying I don’t get along with them, saying I’m very fake, saying I’ve done plastic surgery, calling me Michael Jackson – I was a pregnant woman; reading all that was not really nice.’ Her father-in-law Sajjad Khan hit back following the This Morning interview, claiming his son’s ‘very evil’ wife is causing such a bitter feud within their family that his boxer son will want to end the marriage ‘sooner or later’. He told: ‘She is pushing Amir to the limit with her accusations and I feel very sorry for my son.’ It was reportedly earlier this week that the boxer’s wife had banned her in-laws from visiting their granddaughter, a claim Faryal denied. The row has threatened to tear the Bolton-based family apart, and has led Amir to say he’ll abandon his wife and his family unless the bickering ends. It has been claimed the feud is a publicity stunt from which to launch a reality TV show, although this has been vehemently denied. In an extraordinary statement earlier this month, the boxer urged his wife and other relatives to stop arguing in public. He said: ‘Here is me working my ass off helping the less fortunate with charity dinners and my family and wife are just destroying my good name. I didn’t want to get involved in this mess. There is NO reality television show. ‘My parents are my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private. This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband. ‘Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this. I’ve had enough.’

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