Google Criticised For “Disrespectful” Remembrance Day Tribute

Google has been criticised for its supposedly “disrespectful” Remembrance Day tribute in the UK, after the search engine giant put a small image of a poppy acknowledging the event on its homepage.

The poppy is a nod to the day in which the Commonwealth of Nations acknowledges those who have died in the line of duty, with the poppy signifying the day as a result of the poem ‘In Flander’s Fields’, penned by  Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. However, Google’s gesture was criticised by some who felt that the company should have done more to commemorate it, with many taking to Twitter to voice their complaints:

One Twitter user, who has since deleted their tweet after widespread mockery, even suggested that the company was being disrespectful for not accompanying the poppy with an animation when you clicked on it.

The criticisms levied at Google come during another year which has seen widespread concern over the apparent lack of support for the Remembrance poppy, with the likes of FIFA having been condemned for stating that players during the England vs Scotland football match tonight shouldn’t wear the symbolic plastic flowers. FIFA was widely criticised for this decision, though it is expected that the players will continue to wear the flowers regardless and risk the potential fine that may come along with it.