FIFA are set to ban National Team Shirt Badges as they are deemed too nationalistic.
FIFA’s Ethics Committee fears that the shirt badges may offend other teams. A spokesman told WalesOnCraic:
“We simply cannot have players going on around on TV showing off their national badge. What kind of message does this send to the world? In our great wisdom, we have decided to do away with national team shirt badges and we are also looking into banning any reference to counties by name in case it sends out the wrong political message. We are looking to clean this sport up and we cannot do this when people are blatantly cheering on one country rather than the other. £25k however, and all of this will go away.”
One fan said:
“Well obviously the boys went out there and gave it 110% and obviously, we’ll take all the positives from this game and I said to the boys before the game just go out and enjoy yourselves and obviously all credit to the boys etc…”