Matic explains decision not to wear poppy

Nemanja Matic has explained why he did not wear a poppy on Saturday and confirms that he will not wear one again.

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic   -  Getty Images

Nemanja Matic says that he will not wear a poppy on his Manchester United shirt because it reminds him of when his village was bombed when he was 12 years old.

The Serbian has come under criticism for choosing not to wear a poppy during United's 2-1 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

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The 30-year-old has now taken to Instagram to explain his decision, saying that it evokes painful memories and confirming that he will not wear one during the Manchester derby on Remembrance Sunday.


Matic will hope to feature on Wednesday when Manchester United travels to Turin to face Juventus in the Champions League.

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