A Chelsea Pensioner pays his respects at the Poppy Wall outside Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
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A load of poppycock: Fifa insults us (again) by refusing our right to honour war dead

It is vital the UK’s national teams defy sanctimonious Fifa officials and wear poppies on their shirts in World Cup qualifiers

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A Chelsea Pensioner pays his respects at the Poppy Wall outside Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.