BREAKING NEWS!!!! FA state England WILL wear poppy despite FIFA ban

The FA have released a statement saying that the England players will wear black armbands bearing poppies during their World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Armistice Day.

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This is despite FIFA saying they would proceed to punish or sanction the FA/SFA if they decide to go with the poppies on the armbands or shirt.

FA statement in full

We fully respect the laws of the game and take our founding role on the International Football Association Board extremely seriously. The poppy is an important symbol of remembrance and we do not believe it represents a political, religious or commercial message, nor does it relate to any one historical event.

In keeping with the position agreed with FIFA back in 2011 and in what we believe is in accordance with law 4, para 4, the FA intend to pay appropriate tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by having the England team wear black armbands bearing poppies in our fixture on Armistice Day.

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