ENGLAND’S PLAYERS WANT TO WEAR POPPIES: KANE
ENGLAND’S players are pleased they will be able to wear commemorative poppies in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland, striker Harry Kane said yesterday. World governing body FIFA forbids teams from wearing political, commercial or religious symbols during matches and has warned England and Scotland they could face sanctions if they defy the directive. But the football associations of both counties have decided their players will wear black armbands with poppy motifs to honour Britain’s war dead in the Armistice Day fixture. “As long as we’re wearing the poppy, we’re happy,” Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane told a press conference at the St George’s Park football centre in Burton-onTrent, central England. “We all wanted to wear it. Being on the top or the sleeve, it doesn’t matter too much. As long as we’re wearing it, it’s a big positive.” People in Britain wear paper poppies in November to remember the country’s war dead.