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It will be disrespectful not to wear poppies - Arsenal's Wilshere

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere feels it would be 'disrespectful' if the England team did not wear poppies on their match shirt this weekend.

The England FA have been told by FIFA that the national team cannot have the remembrance day symbol incorporated on their shirts as it goes against their protocol of not having 'any political, religious or commercial messages' on kits.

The FA have written to FIFA in a bid to have the rule exempt for this weekend's clash with Spain and Wilshere has backed the decision to allow the English players to wear the poppy emblem.

"England team should wear poppies on saturday. Its the nations tradition and it would be disrespectful not to! #ENGLISHANDPROUD," he posted on Twitter.

"My Great Granddad fought for this country in WW2 and I'm sure a lot of peoples grandparents did so #WearThePoppy."

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