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
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.