16/1 England Match Called Off In Fifa Poppy Row
Bookmakers William Hill - who are donating profits from their 'Poppy Shirt' markets to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - have lengthened their odds about England playing the game in shirts adorned with poppies, from 7/2 to 9/2 and go 1/8 that they will not do so.
'It seems unlikely that the FA will go so far as to disobey FIFA as blatantly as permitting the wearing of poppies on the shirts' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
FIFA have also indicated that the referee will have the authority to cancel the game if he is not happy with any aspect of England's kit, and William Hill now offer 16/1 that the game will not take place, although they are 1/100 for it to go ahead.
WILLIAM HILL POPPY SPECIALS.....
POPPIES WORN ON SHORTS - 1/8 NO 9/2 YES
MATCH TO BE CANCELLED - 16/1 YES - 1/100 NO
PLAYER TO SCORE AND REVEAL A POPPY - 7/2 YES - 1/6 NO
ANY ENGLAND PLAYER ON THE PITCH TO HAVE DYED RED HAIR - 10/1 YES 1-33 NO
BOOTS WITH POPPY - 5/2 YES 2/7 NO
ARMBAND WITH POPPY - EVS YES - 8/11 NO
POPPY DESIGN HAIRCUT - 20/1
WILLIAM HILL WILL DONATE ALL PROFITS FROM ABOVE MARKETS TO ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL.