I am absolutely disgusted by FIFA’s decision to ban Wales from wearing the poppy in their match against Serbia on Saturday. Did we not send our troops to Serbia during the balkans conflict? Did we not shed the blood of our own soldiers to protect their freedoms against genocide?
I applaud the FA Wales for finding every other means possible to still remember the sacrifice of our armed forces and display the poppy in every other means possible in the stadium. Still I am disappointed that they were unable to defy FIFA in the same way as England and Scotland. Perhaps they can now donate money they would have paid on a FIFA fine to the Royal British Legion instead?
FAW statement: http://www.faw.cymru/…/n…/faw-statement-remembrance-weekend/
News source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37941608