In The Press » Nov 8th 2011 - Let England team wear the Poppy with pride
Let England team wear the Poppy with pride
'...East Midlands MEP Derek Clark calls for FIFA re-think ...'
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UK Independence Party
From the Office of Derek Clark, MEP, East Midlands
Rowan House, 23 Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5AT
Tel: 01604 620064 Fax: 01604 636002
Nov 08, 2011
FIFA have been urged to re-think its controversial ruling banning our footballers from wearing the Poppy against Spain on Saturday.
East Midland's UKIP MEP Derek Clark said the world governing body should do the decent thing and allow the England to team to wear the Poppy with pride.
Mr Clark said: "This is the time of year we remember those who died fighting for our country.
"The Poppy is unique to Britain. We saved helped to save Europe - without us matches such as England's clash with Spain would not have even been possible."
FIFA rejected the Football Association's request for Poppy emblems to be incorporated into the shirts Fabio Capello's team will wear at Wembley.
It said Poppies would be in breach of their regulations banning political, religious or commercial messages on kits.
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