Members of the Afghan young women’s football team and their families reached safety in the UK on Thursday – and Kim kardashian played a big role in the efforts.
TMZ Sports confirmed – Kim and her brand SKIMS shelled out the money to charter a plane for 130 people from Pakistan to Stansted Airport in London… after association founder Tzedek asked for help putting the group safe.
Rabbi Moshe Margaretten – who has worked with Kim in the past on criminal justice reform – says the businesswoman was quick to help her after speaking in a video chat.
“Maybe an hour later, after the Zoom call, I got a text saying Kim wanted to fund the entire flight,” Margaretten told the AP.
Thousands of people fled Kabul after the Taliban seized power in August … and members of the football development team were able to travel to Pakistan and obtain visas, but were unable to secure a flight before Kim and SKIMS step in.
The team was in particular danger … because the Taliban consider the women involved in the sport to be rebels.
In addition to help from Kim and SKIMS, EPL’s Leeds United offered to support the team.
Then for the team – a 10 day quarantine before starting over in the UK.