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    Poppies on the Shirt

    Post by Guest on Thu Nov 10 2011, 08:35

    I for once find myself agreeing with FIFA and their refusal of England having poppies on the shirt for the game against Spain. FIFA rules state that no political, relgious or other signs of affiliation or belief are allowed on international team shirts. Fair enough sez I. I agree with the symbol of the poppy, what it stands for and how it benefits others & celebrates the sacrifice of the fallen. But for me that has no place in an international football match. Team England can celebrate the poppy in many other ways on Saturday asides from having it on the shirt. How about servicemen & women being presented to the teams rather then a bunch of suits ? Poppy placcards & flags etc around Wembley? FIFA had to make this stance to not set a precedent. The one that springs to mind for me is, example, Northern Ireland V Eire and the North have the red hand of Ulster on their shirts. A simple example and there are many others deeper & stronger but that sets my thinking on this. Others thoughts on this would be intresting to hear proud . . . . .. .

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    Re: Poppies on the Shirt

    Post by Guest on Thu Nov 10 2011, 08:44

    starting to agree with this myself.most of the people today wear poppies see it as purely a 'fashion' label. Ask them who general montgomery was and they won't have a f*cking clue

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    Post by BazSpur on Thu Nov 10 2011, 09:11

    It's not Political or religeous in my mind. It's showing empathy and grattitude to the people that fell in the wars that have been fought over the years. Poppies should be allowed to be worn by the players that want to wear them. I see they are going to allow Poppies to be worn on arm bands now as a gesture. The Poppy is very symbolic and should be allowed IMO.


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    Re: Poppies on the Shirt

    Post by ionman34 on Thu Nov 10 2011, 17:21

    Loughtonlegend wrote:starting to agree with this myself.most of the people today wear poppies see it as purely a 'fashion' label. Ask them who general montgomery was and they won't have a f*cking clue


    Who was 'General' Montgomery?


    Do you mean Field Marshall?

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    Post by BazSpur on Thu Nov 10 2011, 18:08

    I thought he was a corperal myself. Wink


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    "When it is played at its best, football remains the greatest game of all.
    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

    'Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury.'

    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

    Re: Poppies on the Shirt

    Post by seebee1944 on Thu Nov 10 2011, 20:18



    Agree 100% with Viz. Baz the corporal was on the other side fella with a funny moustache and haircut.
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    Re: Poppies on the Shirt

    Post by LOBO on Sat Nov 19 2011, 07:09

    ionman34 wrote:
    Loughtonlegend wrote:starting to agree with this myself.most of the people today wear poppies see it as purely a 'fashion' label. Ask them who general montgomery was and they won't have a f*cking clue


    Who was 'General' Montgomery?


    Do you mean Field Marshall?


    Don't you mean Monty lol at General f*cking Yanks lmao

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