ITV World Cup pundit Nadim is taken off the air after his mother was killed by a truck
World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim explained that she was taken off the air during the broadcast after her mother died after being hit by a truck. The Danish striker is in Qatar working as a commentator for ITV, but left during Denmark’s 0-0 draw with Tunisia on Tuesday.
She has since revealed with a heartfelt message on Instagram that she left because her mother had been murdered. “Tuesday morning my mother was killed by a truck. She was coming back from the gym,” Nadim wrote. “Words cannot describe what I feel. I lost the most important person in my life and it happened suddenly and unexpectedly.
“I was only 57 years old. She was a warrior who had fought for every inch of her life. She didn’t give me life once but twice, and everything I am/we are because of her. I lost my home and I know nothing will ever feel the same.
“Life is unfair and I don’t understand why her and why this way. I love you and I will see you again. Her funeral is gone soon, (more information below) Please come and show her love, respect and prayers that she deserves.”
As a child, Nadim, her mother and her four sisters fled Afghanistan after their father was killed and settled in Denmark before she began her soccer career.
In Denmark, she began studying medicine at Aarhus University with the goal of becoming a surgeon after her playing days, graduating as a doctor this year.
Nadim has received support from friends and fans for his post. Lioness Ella Toone commented: “Thinking of you.” While Pernille Harder added: “Nadi,” complete with various heart emojis.
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