FIFA takes action against England, Scotland over poppies

Reuters
By Reuters November 18, 2016 10:24

FIFA takes action against England, Scotland over poppies

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland after they wore poppies on black armbands in last week’s World Cup qualifier.

Both countries chose to defy FIFA by wearing poppies in Friday’s Group F match to commemorate the armistice that ended World War One.

“We can confirm disciplinary proceedings have been opened on this matter,” a spokesperson for football’s governing body said on Thursday.

“Please understand we cannot comment further at this stage nor speculate on any outcome or provide an estimated timeline.”

FIFA rules forbid players from wearing anything that can be perceived as a political statement.

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