Sport

David Cameron slams Fifa over poppy ruling

British prime minister David Cameron has added his voice to those calling for Fifa to reconsider a ban on poppies being featured on the shirts of England’s football players ahead of this weekend’s friendly game with Spain.

Cameron described the decision as ‘absurd’, saying that Fifa should reconsider its decision to turn down the FA’s special request to be allowed to feature the poppies. There will be a moment’s silence before the game at Wembley, but many are calling for the poppies to be allowed.

Fifa has a fairly consistent rule regarding the banning of any religious, political or commercial messages on team kits. The organisation is believed to be worried that allowing the poppies would open the door to other nations requesting their own symbols, with the aim now being to remain consistent regarding the application of the rule, despite continued criticism from many in England.

About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: