Fifa banning poppy wearing footballers, you agree?

With just two days to go until the 11th November, a poignant date on our yearly calendar when we remember those that have lost their lives in wars past and present, the world of football is engaged in a battle of words, against the wearing of poppies during games.

We many tributes taking place on Friday and that of Remembrance Sunday, the wearing of the poppy emblem signifies Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields.” Poppies seemed to grow in their clusters across the worst battlefields of Flanders during WW1, the red colour signifying the blood lost.

Fifa according to the dailymail.co.uk has spoken out about England footballers being allowed to wear a poppy on their training kit on the 11th November, but no time after on their footie shirts, something of which has caused utter outrage amongst individuals including Prime Minister David Cameron. In reaction Cameron said, “This seems outrageous. The idea that wearing a poppy to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom is a political act is absurd.” He also went on to say, “Wearing a poppy is an act of huge respect and national pride. I hope that Fifa will reconsider.”

At the weekend, England and Spain will take part in a friendly game, a two-minute silence will take place before the match.

Users on sites such as Twitter have also hit back by tweeting, “It should be allowed. Simple as that.” Another said, “Footballers banned by FA from wearing poppies, it jeopardises their neutrality. It might also get in the way of their neutral sponsor logos.”

Give us your thoughts on this? Agree or not with the ban?