FAI Fined For 1916 Commemoration On Jerseys

FAI Fined For 1916 Commemoration On Jerseys
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

19 Dec 2016

The FAI have been fined nearly €5000 by FIFA for wearing a 1916 commemoration on the Ireland jersey earlier this year.

FIFA doesn't allow any symbols of a political, religious, commercial or personal nature from being carried on jerseys.

Ireland wore the shirts for the March friendly with Switzerland at the Aviva.

The issue came about after England and Scotland were told they weren't allowed to wear poppies for last months qualifier, and a UK MP highlighted the Ireland issue.

The English FA must pay FIFA €42,000 for various poppy representations before and during the game with the Scots

Scotland must pay nearly 19-thousand for their part, while Wales and Northern Ireland have also been fined for making their own poppy-related tributes.