One of the most corrupt organisations on the planet, FIFA, is taking disciplinary action against players for wearing poppies on Armistice Day.
Fifa has commenced disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland for wearing armbands featuring poppies on Armistice Day.
The issue sparked a national debate when Fifa indicated that wearing the symbol would be in contravention of its rules relating to the display of political symbols. The English and Scottish FAs said they planned to wear the armbands regardless for the World Cup qualifier at Wembley last Friday, which England won 3-0.
“We think they’re interpreting the rules wrongly. This is a law-of-the-game issue, not a Fifa competition issue,” said the FA chief executive Martin Glenn last week in the wake of the game.
“So, I’m very confident that our legal position’s right, our moral position’s certainly right, and – you know what – there are bigger things in the game for Fifa to worry about,” Glenn said.
“We’ll contest it strongly because we believe – we’ve had QC opinion on this – our case is absolutely rock solid.” Read more »