Redknapp 'frightened' by FIFA negligence

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says the row over England being allowed to wear poppies is ridiculous.

Week long discussions between FIFA and the Football Association has resulted in a compromise which will allow England to wear the poppy on their black armbands.

The football governing body has previously ruled that no poppy was allowed to be worn by any of the players, a row which had seen Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William attempt to intervene.

Redknapp said: "There should not even be a debate. The England team should wear them with pride and stuff anyone else.

"I suppose letting players wear them on armbands is something – but in a way it makes the whole situation even more ridiculous.

"If you can wear poppies on armbands, why not on the chest?

"It just sounds like Fifa is being picky to me now. And it's frightening when you have people like that running the game."

"Who are FIFA to dictate to us that the national football team can't honour men and women, sons and daughters, wives, husbands, mothers and fathers who have made the biggest sacrifice of all?

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