Just when you thought the NFL was ridiculous with it’s uniform rules, and celebration rules, along comes FIFA to make sure you don’t forget how silly strict adherence to a rule can appear.
At the same time we are all rolling our eyes at the Cowboys getting a 15-yard penalty because Zeke Elliott drew attention to the Salvation Army by jumping into the display kettle after a touchdown, save some for FIFA punishing teams for remembering veterans.
Yes, there’s a rule against political displays. It’s there for a good reason, a soccer game shouldn’t be a place for political statements, especially when they target other countries and may lead to in-stadium strife.
But a remembrance of Armistice Day? Really?
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