2 Englishmen face charges for FIFA roof protest

FIFA has filed a trespassing complaint against two English

protesters who climbed on the roof of its headquarters in the poppy

emblem dispute.

Zurich police spokesman Marco Bisa says prosecutors will decide

Thursday whether to charge the men, who are 42 and 28.

The men objected to FIFA refusing to allow England players to

wear a poppy emblem on their shirts against Spain on Saturday.

Bisa tells The Associated Press that they were arrested after

descending from FIFA’s roof late Wednesday. They claimed to be from

a right-wing nationalist group.

Poppies mark Remembrance Day, which honors British Commonwealth

forces who died on duty.

FIFA has compromised, saying England’s black armbands can carry

a poppy symbol.