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Simply Unbeleivable!

Saw this on The Great Football Experiment site and thought I'd post here as well:

Well this one should put the pigeons amongst the cats... or is it the other way around?!

As reported in several places, these particular quotes are from Sky Sports, it seems that FIFA in their wisdom, won`t let England play in the friendly v Spain wearing shirts with the poppy emblem on them.

EH?

Apparently those who ruin the.. sorry, bit of a slip there, RUN the game don`t allow 'political statements`.

That is all well and good.

This isn`t a political statement, this is a statement of respect, one that all should show, to our brave men and women who have laid down their lives for their country.

A spokesman for Fifa said: 'Fifa fully acknowledges the significance of the Poppy Appeal and the ways in which it helps commemorate Remembrance Day on November 11 each year. As a multinational organisation comprising over 50 different nationalities, the significance of this date will also be observed by many of its employees, who will remember family members too. Fifa's regulations regarding players' equipment are that they should not carry any political, religious or commercial messages. Fifa has 208 Member Associations and the same regulations are applied globally, and uniformly, in the event of similar requests by other nations to commemorate historical events.'

A minutes silence WILL be allowed.

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So, is this a storm in a teacup of should England`s FA now just refuse to play unless FIFA backs down? Lets face it, after the World Cup bids it is clear no one likes us anyway!

Sky quote George Batt, general secretary of the Normandy Veterans Association, condemned the decision, describing it as 'disgraceful'. The 86-year-old, who fought in the Second World War, said: 'I don't really understand it. I can't see any harm in wearing a poppy. You surely don't need rules and regulations in Fifa like this. It's so sad.' Full quotes: Sky Sports

These people mean more to me than football (and I`m a football obsessive) and I`ll certainly not be watching the game unless FIFA back down. The FA should make a stand this time.

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Monday November 7 2011
Time: 4:49PM

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Gotta love the fecking morons at fifa.
fifthcolumnblue
07/11/2011 19:50:00
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Feck FIFA put the poppy on the kit anyway, it's disgraceful that they would even bring this up.
TheFamousNo7
07/11/2011 21:34:00
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