ENG­LAND’S PLAY­ERS WANT TO WEAR POP­PIES: KANE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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