English nationalists protest FIFA's poppy ban

BY foxsports • November 9, 2011

Two members of an English nationalist group have staged a protest on the roof of FIFA's Swiss headquarters.

The men claiming to belong to the English Defence League held up banners protesting the refusal by soccer's world governing body to allow England players to wear embroidered red poppies on their jerseys honoring Britain's war dead.

The protest came after British Prime Minister David Cameron called FIFA's decision ''outrageous.''

FIFA said Swiss police had been called.

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