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FIFA scraps ban on poppies on football shirts

26 September 2017, 12:14 | Bernice Figueroa

GETTYEngland will wear Poppies against Germany

England will wear Poppies against Germany

England and Scotland a year ago wore poppies on their kits for a Wembley Stadium friendly on November 11 — Armistice Day — to commemorate British Commonwealth forces who have died on duty since World War I.

The sanctions caused outrage in Britain, with prime minister Theresa May labelling FIFA's ruling "utterly outrageous".

Just shy of a year ago, FIFA levied heavy fines against the Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for defying protocol and wearing Remembrance poppies during their November internationals.

England's fixtures for November will be confirmed following the final round of World Cup qualifying matches which take place in October.

The FA, SFA and FAW all lodged appeals, with the IFA not joining them only due to there being no right of appeal for fines below a certain threshold.

According to Sky Sports News, FIFA have sent out a draft proposal to its member nations with revised provisions that could see the poppy permitted if opposing teams and the competition organiser for the relevant match both accept its use in advance.


But the ban is now reportedly to be lifted Federation Internationale de Football Association in time for England's friendly with Germany on November 10, the evening before Armistice Day.

FIFA's relaxation of the rules reportedly states in new guidelines that "Whilst "religious" and "personal" are relatively easily defined, "political" is less clear".

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and his Northern Ireland counterpart Michael O'Neill want "common sense" to prevail over the ban on teams displaying poppies.

The report goes on to claim that the IFAB, football's lawmakers, are expected to rubber-stamp the change next month.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were also fined for sporting the poppy a year ago.

The FA immediately said it would appeal against the Federation Internationale de Football Association disciplinary committee decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport following last year's worldwide matches, but that threat has now been dropped and it is understood those fines were never paid and will simply be forgotten.



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