November 01, 2016

FIFA says poppies are “too political”, BANS players from wearing them for Remembrance Day

Rebel Staff
 

The decision by FIFA to ban England and Scotland from wearing poppies has resulted in angry war veterans, politicians and fans.

According to Express, FIFA says the poppy, the symbol of commemorating those who have died in battle, is “too political”.

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UKIP Leadership favourite Paul Nuttall has blasted the decision, calling it 'utter nonsense'.

“It is utter nonsense for FIFA to forbid them wearing poppies on their shirts because they sniffily consider it ‘a political statement'. It makes my blood absolutely boil that they should interfere in this way. How dare they?”

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“Wearing a poppy to mark Remembrance Sunday is a proud tradition in this country and with the terrible conflicts still raging in the world it has never been more important to show respect for those who gave their lives to keep us safe,” he added.

War Veteran Simon Weston thinks the FA – the governing body for English soccer – should go against the ruling and wear them anyway.

The Falklands vet told The Sun, “The FAs of both Scotland and England should stand up and be counted. Both those countries took part in both World Wars and should take the lead. They should pay any fine Fifa has to give them. This is not a political gesture.”

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“Who are Fifa? A bunch of people who make a hell of a lot of money and turn round and treat people like cattle. How dare they,” he added, echoing Paul Nuttall's statement.

Express also reports that the FA said it is “working closely” with the Royal British Legion this year on how to honour the armed forces. A FIFA spokesman confirmed the organisation was “in contact with the FA over the issue”. No statement has been issued on the ban.

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commented 2016-11-02 00:37:46 -0400
Thankfully in Canada we can all wear our poppies proudly. Produced by the Royal Canadian Legion, our poppies are available to everyone and are rather universally accepted in this country.

Canada is a very different place than the United Kingdom
commented 2016-11-01 23:17:49 -0400
DH tell unions to stop forcing their members to pay for left wing propaganda if you love freedom so much, and why should i pay for abortions? And you know damn well that is not the problem. Funny you did not disagree with the father who did not want his kid FORCED to go to a Mosque.
commented 2016-11-01 19:43:36 -0400
DH Chaisson is a primary example of the dogmatic conformist control freaks who display an offensive fascist reflex to impose their will/ideology on others – the deceptive narrative is always the same – pretense as a progressive then displays the most regressive attitudes and reflexes where others rights and freedoms are concerned.

His kind has filled the ranks of overbearing authoritarian states since they first crawled out of the primordial ooze to enslave mankind and rob our birthright as free self determined beings..
commented 2016-11-01 19:43:34 -0400
DH Chaisson is a primary example of the dogmatic conformist control freaks who display an offensive fascist reflex to impose their will/ideology on others – the deceptive narrative is always the same – pretense as a progressive then displays the most regressive attitudes and reflexes where others rights and freedoms are concerned.

His kind has filled the ranks of overbearing authoritarian states since they first crawled out of the primordial ooze to enslave mankind and rob our birthright as free self determined beings..
commented 2016-11-01 15:40:17 -0400
The globalists figure most war vets are gone and most of the last 2 generations have been dumbed down and desensitized to personal sacrifice for your nation, that the great war’s horrors have been flushed down the memory hole – so it’s time to de-normalize nationalism.

Funny this display of official contempt for nationalism from a sport that thrives on nationalism.

I’s a sick F’ing planet and control freak globalists haven’t helped much by copying the authoritarianism that started the last 2 great wars.
commented 2016-11-01 14:56:37 -0400
I see DH Chaisson is vying for the " I don’t understand logic mantel". So I guess infringing on the rights of those who want to wear the poppy is A ok. What the fuck are you talking about? Oh that’s right, you are a derelict troll. My bad
commented 2016-11-01 14:48:45 -0400
From Wikipedia: Psychological characteristics of trolls
“Researcher Ben Radford wrote about the phenomenon of clowns in history and modern day in his book Bad Clowns and found that bad clowns have evolved into Internet trolls. They do not dress up as traditional clowns, but for their own amusement, they tease and exploit “human foibles” in order to speak the “truth” and gain a reaction. Like clowns in make-up, Internet trolls hide behind “anonymous accounts and fake usernames.” In their eyes they are the trickster and are performing for a nameless audience via the Internet."

Essentially, its an illness. They know they suffer from it.
commented 2016-11-01 14:46:31 -0400
D.H. CHAISSON:

If they don’t want to wear a jersey with a poppy printed on it, let them not play, not be paid, and perhaps be suspended. No one is obligated to keep them employed if they don’t follow company policy.

They don’t seem to mind wearing various logos from different companies, so why would something patriotic be so offensive to them? After all, the people who died in the wars were there to protect their freedom and rights, and btw there is no right to work as a footballer.
commented 2016-11-01 14:11:03 -0400
The problem is that the poppies are print ed on the jerseys and then fringe upon the freedoms of those whom don’t want to be forced to wear the emblazened jerseys.
commented 2016-11-01 13:59:36 -0400
david , ditto , well said
commented 2016-11-01 13:59:02 -0400
Rebel…. You must be making this stuff up.

Wait I checked other sites. Holy SH—. It’s for real.

Don’t let Justine and Butt get a hold of this info.

What is this world coming to? Good Grief.

Wear your Poppy proudly folks.
commented 2016-11-01 12:34:06 -0400
FIFA….Fucking Ignorant Football Association

FIFA can be lumped in with the UN and EU. Useless bunch of thieves, despots, bureaucrats and political correct assholes. It would be a frosty day in hell before I would ever succumb to such bull shit. My poppy is in full view and I ache in remembrance for those so valiant and who have given so much to give us what we have….a free society.

Can’t wait to see the shirtless shit show in Ottawa spewing his phony garbage on Nov 11th. The first word out of his mouth will have me scurrying for the puke bucket. Uh uh ah uh ah. CLUELESS em ah uh….IDIOT

Dump jt, wynne and notley