How’s this for retribution? After Ahtam Hamroqulov of Qurghonteppa Tajikstan scored a pair of goals against his hometown FC Vakhsh while playing for neighboring Regar-TadAZ, he returned to his home in Qurghonteppa to find city officials waiting for him. The officials were reps from the city’s utilities and the mayor’s office, and they presented Hamroqulov with unpaid bills totalling $600 for water, power, and sewage. They reproached him for scoring against his hometown team. Then they cut off his services.
Hamroqulov bounced to Regar-TadAZ in part for a bigger salary, though he chose to keep his residence in Qurghonteppa. Where he lives with his parents. Which sounds fun.
“I always pay my utility bills 100 percent, and I keep the receipts,” Hamroqulov said. “So, I told them to take their bills and leave.”
Mirzo Ashurov, the head of the city’s water and sewage department, confirmed the incident but said there was no ulterior motive.
“I don’t even know who Hamroqulov is, and which team he plays for,” Ashurov said. “We don’t have any personal agenda against anyone and don’t sink that low. There are people who don’t pay their bills and we just issue them warnings.”
Uh huh, likely story.
Hamroqulov decided to complain to the head of the Tajik soccer federation, a man whose just so happens to be the president of the country, and his electricity and water was turned back on.
Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty