Wednesday, 9 November 2011

poppy lovers get shirty

What a load of bollocks!  Another media over reaction designed to wind up the nation and create a bigger story than it deserves.  FIFA have banned the England team from wearing a shirt featuring a poppy emblem when they play Spain on Saturday and now we even have David Cameron jumping on the band wagon thinking he's the people's voice. "Outrageous" says Cameron and the public are lapping it up without even wondering why FIFA can't allow it.
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Fifa decrees that shirts should not carry political, religious or commercial messages
"Such initiatives would open the door to similar initiatives from all over the world, jeopardising the neutrality of football,"
So before the England game there will be a wreath layed on the pitch, a minutes silence and then the players will wear a black armband and can wear a poppy on their training kit.  not enough???

"Wearing a poppy is an act of huge respect and national pride." says Cameron
Oh right its not just remeberence of people who died fighting a despicable and ignorable war its also a matter of national pride? why are we obsessed with national pride? the war was shameful, remembering it with a love of country stance is deplorable.  its very very sad that all those people died during such a horrible period in our history but just sometimes lets get things into perspective... this is about a football match.

Oh and erm... c'mon England!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

controversial but well written