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Theresa May attacks Fifa over ‘utterly outrageous’ poppy ban

PM speaks out over world football body’s refusal of request for England and Scotland to mark Remembrance Day with armbands

Theresa May has launched a blistering attack on world football’s governing body, Fifa, which turned down a request from England and Scotland players to wear armbands featuring poppies when the sides meet on Remembrance Day.

Speaking at prime minister’s questions, May said the stance taken by Fifa was “utterly outrageous” and the strength of feeling across the House of Commons was clear.

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