Friday, November 11, 2011

Armistice Poppies

A friendly football match between England and Spain at Wembley is scheduled for tomorrow, and FIFA was not at all happy that the English squad intended wearing poppies on their shirts as a mark of respect for those in the armed forces who had given their lives for their Country. At first they banned the English team from wearing them, but after the intervention of the Football Association, and requests from the Prime Minister and Prince William, FIFA agreed to let the English team wear poppies on black armbands.

I can understand, and have some sympathy for FIFA, because they believed the wearing of poppies on player’s shirts would set a precedent. Indeed, that could well have been the case. A happy compromise has been reached. I hope the match between the two sides will indeed be friendly, and may the best side win.

Text for the Day

Luke 23:42 ‘Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said unto Him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”


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