After boxer Amir Khan’s wife exposed family secrets in a lengthy social media rant earlier this month saying how his relatives have been ‘trying to destroy’ their marriage, his father has decided to step in to say his piece.
Speaking to BBC Asian Network, the boxer’s dad, Shah, has described the row as an embarrassment and says he doesn’t see the argument stopping.
It apparently started when Amir Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom, said his family was bullying her over her clothes.
She then shared a picture on Snapchat of Amir’s brother supposedly lying half-naked on the floor and supposedly drunk.
Amir Khan, 30, posted a message on Twitter saying sorry for the row.
Faryal apologised on Snapchat not long after sharing the picture, saying: “Hey guys I wanted to apologise for the picture I put up earlier. I was a bit angry and I felt like I needed to justify myself.”
But Shah Khan says Faryal should have apologised over the phone but he hasn’t heard from her.
He said: “If she had any decency and [wanted] to patch things up, she should have picked the phone up to us and said, ‘Listen guys, whatever happens, whatever I posted, that’s the end end of it. Please don’t carry on’.”
He added: “Amir even came out and said, ‘Please, drop everything.’ And he was right in saying that – and look at what his wife goes and does – she goes on national television.”
Faryal appeared on ITV’s This Morning this week, where she accused his family members of saying she was ‘very fake’.
She said: “[They’ve been] saying I’ve done plastic surgery, calling me Michael Jackson – reading all that was not really nice.”
When asked about her claims that Shah Khan tells her what to wear, he said: “I asked her – not told her… ‘Please wear whatever you want but please do not tweet it on social media because the amount of abuse she used to get – it hurts us’.”
But it seems that Amir Khan has reached breaking point with all the bickering.
In his tweet he said: “This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband. I’ve had enough.”