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English and Scottish FA to defy Fifa ban and wear poppies on Armistice day

The Football Associations of England and Scotland have confirmed that they will defy the ban on players wearing poppies when the teams meet on Armistice Day.
The world football’s governing Body Fifa prohibits political, religious and commercial messages on shirts.
However, the chief executive of the English Football Association FA Martin Glenn told the BBC that the players from both sides would wear the poppy symbol, and were willing to accept any punishment.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s questions, British Prime Minister Ms Theresa May added to the debate stating,
“"Our football players want to recognise and respect those who have given their lives for our safety and security. It is absolutely right they should be able to do so.”
The general secretary of Fifa Fatma Samba Diouf has said that “any kind of sanction” could follow.
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