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FIFA finally forced into accepting unprofitable poppy request

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

FIFA has somehow been coerced into letting England, Wales and Scotland wear poppies as a symbol of remembrance during the weekend’s internationals despite there being no way imaginable to make money out of it.

The decision came when a lengthy discussion between Sepp Blatter and other senior figures resulted in them realising the commercial benefits of showing a compassionate side once in a blue moon.

“FIFA has reluctantly concurred with the persistent requests for countries to wear poppies in the upcoming friendly matches, although how this could possibly boost our coffers is beyond us,” a statement confirmed.

“FIFA reiterates that it will not normally allow any political, religious or commercial messages which don’t offer even more lining for Sepp Blatter’s pockets.

“However, we are delighted to announce that new national kits will be available complete with poppy-embroidered armbands in limited numbers after the games – issued exclusively by FIFA of course.”

The reply from the Engish FA went along the lines of, “We appreciate the gesture from FIFA, especially taking into account the lack of cash they can milk from this initiative.

“This shows that they recognise there are more important things than money in the world.

“Or at least they can pretend they do.”

  1. November 10, 2011 at 09:39

    You should have got a line in from the German FA supporting the initiative!

  2. November 10, 2011 at 18:25

    Aye this one was a rather bizarre situation. Such an important meaning to the poppies yet FIFA’s moronic behaviour was still evident. They continue to find ways to sink lower in our estimations – somehow.

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