BFF issues legal notice against social media users, groups

Sports Correspondent

28 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) issued a legal notice against anonymous social media users, groups and pages, especially Facebook and YouTube users, who posted and shared offensive and embarrassing content to humiliate the federation and to create an impact in the upcoming BFF polls there.

BFF legal adviser Advocate MH Tanvir served the notice on Sunday on behalf of the federation. He told The Daily Sun that the federation would take legal actions against those social media users under the Digital Security Act 2018.

“BFF is an autonomous institution and represents Bangladesh in the international arena. We welcome constructive criticism of its activities, but some social media users, groups and pages are humiliating the institution and trying to create an impact on the upcoming polls. They are also intentionally using BFF's logo, image and other content to run advertisement with ill-motives against the federation. These activities are portraying a negative image of the country to the globe. We will take legal actions against them under the Digital Security Act 2018,” he said.

BFF also sent the copies of legal notice to IGP of Bangladesh Police, Police commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Chairman of BTRC, RAB, DG of RAB, Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka, Cyber Crime Investigation Division of DMP and different media houses.