Report by Reece Harris 11NFO
4th November 2016
FIFA BANS THE POPPY
This week, FIFA, the worldwide football association, has said that English and Scottish footballers are not allowed to wear the poppy at their clash at Wembley next week.
The Prime Minister, Mrs. May, at Prime Ministers questions on Wednesday said that the ban was outrageous and that they should be able to respect those who have given their lives for our safety and security.
FIFA has said that the ban is there because of their rules about players not being able to wear political, religious or commercial messages on shirts. However, some would say that the poppy doesn’t fit into any of these categories, and it is not to benefit any corporation, it’s to remember them who fought for our country.
The game is also going to be played on Remembrance Day, so it is arguably harsh and disrespectful to our country from FIFA.
Even though breaking the ban could end in repercussions, the players have been urged to wear the poppy to remember those who lost their lives for our benefit. The FA and the Scottish FA have also said that they WILL be defying the ban, whatever the consequence.
By Reece Harris 11NFO