Sunday 18 November 2018

Letters to the Editor: I too refused to wear a poppy as it’s been hijacked for a political agenda

Stoke City’s James McClean is continually attacked for not wearing a poppy
Stoke City’s James McClean is continually attacked for not wearing a poppy
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

I lived and worked in England for a number of years. I had a good job, good friends and a good life, but every November I felt the oppression of an obligation to wear the poppy.

The poppy has become an emblem for more than just remembering the brave men and women of two world wars. Somehow the self-righteous have to exploit it to further their campaign.

Refusal to wear it is seen as bigoted, disrespectful and ungrateful.

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