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maxfox44
November 10, 2014, 9:21am

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Slightly disappointed to see that we didn't have a poppy on our shirts.  Seeing the highlights programme, looks like the majority of teams had them on their shirts.


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November 10, 2014, 10:38am

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Really? Why? Is it that important? A couple of years ago there weren't any clubs who bothered ironing a temporary poppy onto their shirts until the Daily Mail decided to turn the whole campaign into a mawkish witch-hunt to see who could remember the hardest. Individuals (and football clubs) should be free to choose without any pressure whether they wear a poppy or not. Nobody should be chastised for choosing not to wear one - plenty of people don't wear them and still are thankful for everything previous generations did in WW1 & WW2.

At any length, the club arranged a minute's silence on Saturday and tomorrow night's game has been designated as some sort of military themed remeberance event - so surely that's enough to satisfy even the most self righteous "EVERYONE MUST WEAR POPPIES" campaigner?


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November 10, 2014, 2:24pm

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Quoted from Chrisblor
Really? Why? Is it that important? A couple of years ago there weren't any clubs who bothered ironing a temporary poppy onto their shirts until the Daily Mail decided to turn the whole campaign into a mawkish witch-hunt to see who could remember the hardest. Individuals (and football clubs) should be free to choose without any pressure whether they wear a poppy or not. Nobody should be chastised for choosing not to wear one - plenty of people don't wear them and still are thankful for everything previous generations did in WW1 & WW2.

At any length, the club arranged a minute's silence on Saturday and tomorrow night's game has been designated as some sort of military themed remeberance event - so surely that's enough to satisfy even the most self righteous "EVERYONE MUST WEAR POPPIES" campaigner?


Excellently put.
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November 10, 2014, 4:37pm
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Wholly agree with those sentiments Chrisblor. Haven't worn a poppy myself for nearly thirty years for personal reasons, but always respect a minute's silence, whoever it / they may be.


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November 10, 2014, 4:43pm
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Really? Why? Is it that important? A couple of years ago there weren't any clubs who bothered ironing a temporary poppy onto their shirts until the Daily Mail decided to turn the whole campaign into a mawkish witch-hunt to see who could remember the hardest. Individuals (and football clubs) should be free to choose without any pressure whether they wear a poppy or not. Nobody should be chastised for choosing not to wear one - plenty of people don't wear them and still are thankful for everything previous generations did in WW1 & WW2.

At any length, the club arranged a minute's silence on Saturday and tomorrow night's game has been designated as some sort of military themed remeberance event - so surely that's enough to satisfy even the most self righteous "EVERYONE MUST WEAR POPPIES" campaigner?


Excellent post.
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November 10, 2014, 5:07pm

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On the other side of the coin,

If we had a poppy on our shirts the club could then sell the shirts after the game for the said charity,

When you see our brave lads coming home with no legs or arms,

They need all the help we can give,

Whether you believe in the war they have been in or not,

Personally I do not think we have done any good in any war since  the Falklands.


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Too controversial let's just stick to football


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I respect every ones right to choose to wear a poppy or not, after all that's what we fight for, freedom of choice.
I personally will always wear a poppy.
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I'm currently enjoying reading a well thought out and reasoned debate where all views seem to be respected.

Fishy people...is this is!!

It is nice to see.
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I see the poppy as a public symbol of respect but there are many other ways for people doing their bit, many of which will be more far reaching.

I do like the unity something like wearing a poppy shows tho.

As others have said, let's appreciate the fact we are free to opt in or out of poppy wearing.
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