UK time is: 08:12:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No poppy - no game?

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.

Watch Episode Eight >>Click Here<<

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.

Our latest poll asks what you think.

forum


OTBC

We want to know what YOU think. Have your say by leaving a comment below, or click here to discuss this article in the forum

You can also share your thoughts via Facebook (Facebook.com/VitalNorwich) or Twitter @VitalNorwich.


Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 8 2011

Time: 12:18PM

Your Comments

An utter discrace . So many men died in terrible conflicts , nearly all of them in the most horrific circumstances. We should withdraw from this game if the team cannot wear their poppies . Fifa - hang your heads in shame
yellow belly
an armband is fine by me like it should be. Poppy on shirt should make no difference, only down side if we did others could do the same thing. Iran could do something about gaza strip, it could snowball on into a polictical theme even though poppy aren`t polictical but people turn things you know?
RATPACK
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Norwich City Articles

A New Mentality For The Fans? (Friday October 31 2014)

Praise For Hoolahan from Chris Martin (Friday October 31 2014)

The Bolton Preview (Friday October 31 2014)

Lennon: Adams Was The Right Choice (Friday October 31 2014)

Redmond Is Championship's Top Dribbler (Thursday October 30 2014)

Vadis Out For 'A Number Of Weeks' (Thursday October 30 2014)

Contributors Wanted (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Delia Pops Into Sheffield Pub (Monday October 27 2014)

Wednesday players 'In Awe' Of Norwich (Monday October 27 2014)

Archived Norwich City Articles

List All Vital Norwich Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Norwich 0 - 1 Charlton
Norwich 2 - 1 Bolton
Norwich 3 - 1 Blackburn
Norwich 2 - 2 Birmingham
Ipswich 0 - 1 Norwich
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 14 7 5 2 +12 26
2. Watford 14 7 5 2 +11 26
3. Norwich 15 7 5 3 +11 26
4. Wolves 14 7 5 2 +6 26
5. Bournemouth 14 7 3 4 +14 24
6. Middlesbrough 14 7 3 4 +7 24
7. Forest 14 5 7 2 +7 22

Breaking League News

LUFC Redfearn - I have an assistant in mind
Leeds Utd : 01/11/2014 08:00:00
LUFC Cellino admits to being a trouble-maker
Leeds Utd : 01/11/2014 08:00:00
LUFC Cardiff City v Leeds United - History
Leeds Utd : 01/11/2014 07:28:00
LUFC On This Day - November 1st
Leeds Utd : 01/11/2014 07:26:00
Huddersfield v Forest - Vital Match Preview!
Forest : 01/11/2014

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was Your MOTM Versus Sheff Weds
Suggested By:  Tuckster
Ruddy 2%
Olsson 0%
Turner 0%
Martin 0%
Whittaker 12%
Johnson 12%
Howson 0%
Tettey 12%
Odjidja- Ofoe 0%
Jerome 0%
Grabban 0%
O'Neil 62%
Redmond 0%