Angry British politicians are suddenly very interested in a low-key friendly Ireland played against Switzerland last March.
There is great fury in Britain - among the political class, at least - at FIFA's decision to ban the display of poppies on football shirts for the upcoming England-Scotland international.
In their ruling on the matter, a FIFA spokesperson cited the law which stated that "players equipment should not carry any political, religious or commercial messages."
It added that:
"The laws are applied uniformly in the event of similar requests by any member association to commemorate similar historical events."
Responding to a question from a Labour MP at prime ministers questions, Theresa May declared that it was "outrageous" that FIFA was barring footballers from wearing the poppy and said that FIFA should "jolly well sort their own house out" before trampling on British self-expression.
One loudmouth talk radio host even demanded that both teams refuse to play the match.
The FA confirmed today that both England and Scotland are set to defy FIFA and weat black armbands embroidered with poppies.
In the midst of the fury, a Rangers supporter tweeted Tory MP Damian Collins, alerting him to the jersey Ireland wore before the Switzerland friendly last Easter.
The jersey featured a special badge commemorating the 1916 Rising. Collins swiftly tweeted it out and alleged double standards on the part of FIFA.
Ireland football shirt marking centenary of the Easter Rising. Why won't #FIFA let England wear a poppy @BBCr4today pic.twitter.com/uGTwQr9Q5c
— Damian Collins (@DamianCollins) November 2, 2016
He also tweeted out a Belfast Telegraph article quoting DUP MP Nelson McCausland raging against the 1916 jersey. By any standards the 1916 jersey carried a political message.
Collins appeared on BBC Radio 4 today and disclosed that he'd written to FIFA asking why Ireland were allowed to wear a jersey commemorating the Easter Rising of 1916.
"That appears to be an absolutely classic example of leniency being shown to other countries," he said of the Irish example.
"It is insulting to people in this country to say a poppy is one of those [political] symbols" says @DamianCollins on #FIFA poppy ban pic.twitter.com/Cm7WV4Mgdj
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) November 2, 2016