Iranian Legendary Football Player Pays Tribute to Karim Ansarifard
A few days ago Iran international Karim Ansarifard left Persepolis FC for Tractor Sazi. This move sparked critics from ultra fans and former players of Persepolis. The ex-captain and head coach of the Tehran-based football club, Ali Parvin, believes that Ansarifard is allowed to join his own favorite club.
Talking to local media, Parvin said: “We should not blame Karim Ansarifard for his decision. Karim is one of the most skilled and talented players in Iran, and Iranians should support him in these conditions. It’s really unfair to keep a player in a team, which he doesn’t like to play for.”
Ansarifard left Persepolis mainly because of financial problems. Ali Parvin has already criticized Ansarifard for setting tough conditions for Persepolis team managers. “I personally believe that Iranian players should even pay Persepolis in the hope of obtaining an opportunity to play for this club. At the same time, we should respect the decisions of players.” Ali Parvin added.
Ali Parvin, who played from 1970 to 1988 for Persepolis, is among most popular and one of the most famous footballers ever to play in Iran. “During my career in Persepolis, I received numerous seductive offers from local and foreigner clubs. But I never left this team only because of my love and the feelings of fans.” Parvin concluded and urged Iranian players to take this into consideration.
On Saturday, officials of Tractor Sazi Tabriz announced that Ansarifard has not demanded much money from this team. “His conditions were logical and acceptable.” The statement published by Tractor Sazi read.