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FIFA poppy ruling

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) informed journalists that the Prime Minister would be writing to FIFA this afternoon about their decision not to allow the English and Welsh football teams to wear poppies on their shirts. Asked if the PM thought the England players and manager should ignore FIFA, the PMS said we were trying to get FIFA to reconsider its position. Asked if the Spanish had any objections to wearing the poppy, the PMS said he was not aware of any objections from any nations. Asked if FIFA had asked for a letter from the Prime Minister, the PMS said the matter came up at Prime Minister’s Questions when the Prime Minister was asked if he would write, and he said he would. The PMS added that the Sports Minister Hugh Robertson had already written to FIFA at the start of the week. Asked about our relationship with FIFA, the MPS said the Prime Minister’s views on FIFA were well known.

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