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England and Scotland players defy FIFA and will wear poppies on black armbands

Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 17:27 UTC
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England and Scotland's footballers will defy the sport's global governing body and wear black armbands bearing poppies in their 11 November match. The FA and SFA have rejected FIFA's ban on poppies being displayed on the pitch for the World Cup Armistice Day qualifier. The ruling by football's world governing body was earlier described by the Prime Minister as “utterly outrageous”. Read full article

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  • Briton

    FIFA said, bla bla bla,

    The prime minister described ,
    FIFA as “utterly outrageous


    England and Scotland's footballers will defy the sport's global governing body and wear black armbands bearing poppies in their 11 November match

    the Welsh have stated they will follow suit,

    And FIFA can go ??????

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    We should have offered them a “bung”. That's how they do business.

    The Irish team appeared with embroidered badges commemorating the Easter Rising...that would appear to be political but nothing was said.

    Nov 03rd, 2016 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Agreed,
    perhaps they just don't like us.

    Nov 04th, 2016 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “FIFA has insisted that laws of the game which prohibit political or religious messages from players' kit mean poppies cannot be worn”.

    Screw FIFA...first of all, the “laws of the game” have to do with how the game is meant to be played on the field, not with a load of baloney invented by a bunch of incompetent bureaucrats ; second, while FIFA tries to sound “holier than thou”, it does not prohibit stealing and/or corruption.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Briton

    They are utterly incompetent and corrupt.

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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