I tried to think of a different title for this post, but I struggled, so in the end, I went with the first one to spring to mind.
Let’s kick things off with a question: What do you think of when you see this?
Do you think of religion, politics or commercial interests when you see the Poppy?
Or do you see a symbol of rememberance for fallen soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom and safety of their families and loved ones?
If you’re one of the bosses at FIFA and you see the former, I’d love to know your reasoning, because frankly, my mind boggles as to how anyone could believe the Poppy is a religious, political or commercial symbol. It is, and always will be, the latter – a symbol that pays respect and rememberance. To suggest t is anything else is to act out of ignorance, and I hope you come to your senses.