LAHORE – A Pakistan’s regional football governing body has attracted the ire of social media users after a controversy was stirred that it has copied the logo of another international association.

The Islamabad Football Association (IFA) is being accused of stealing the design for its logo, which looks a lot like the Football Association for Ireland’s symbol.

The similarity has been spotted by a member of, FaroonAlood, by posting the side-by-side pictures of both football associations profiles.

The only difference in these two logos seems to be that the lettering has been twekaed around a bit. The IFA has uploaded the logo on its Facebook page in March this year.

The FAI was founded in 1921 and has the affiliation with FIFA and UEFA.

Following the debate on logo stealing issue, the profile of the Islamabad-based association on Wikipedia has also been altered.