Almost as soon as Jordan Henderson lifted the 2019 Club World Cup, it became clear that the English FA were not so keen on allowing Liverpool to wear their rightfully earned FIFA gold World Champions badges.
The cowards, killjoys, and English nationalists at the FA hid behind bureaucracy, stating that Liverpool would have to apply for the right to change their kit (even if the changes are nothing more than a small badge on the chest).
Well, Liverpool applied for the change, and now the FA have apparently offered a compromise. According to The Telegraph, the Reds will be able to wear the badges for one (1!) match, their first home game after winning the trophy. The match in question will be Sunday’s upcoming clash against Wolves, the second of three matches in quick succession as a part of the traditional holiday fixture list.
This compromise somehow feels like even more bullshit than not being able to wear the badges at all. Either it’s a problem to wear the badges or it’s not.
Of course, it’s not a problem in other leagues. Bayern Munich wore the badge in Bundesliga play after winning it in 2013, and both Real Madrid and Barcelona did so in La Liga in recent seasons.
But whatever, you do you, English FA.