Sir Tom’s flag will fly at Wembley

Oldham Athletic v Preston North End'English League Football - Sky Bet League One'Boundary Park Stadium, Oldham, England.'8th March 2014''The Preston North End fans pass over a big Sir Tom Finney flag before the game.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
Oldham Athletic v Preston North End'English League Football - Sky Bet League One'Boundary Park Stadium, Oldham, England.'8th March 2014''The Preston North End fans pass over a big Sir Tom Finney flag before the game.''Picture by Dan Westwell (PLEASE BYLINE)''dan.westwell@btinternet.com'07793 733140
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The Football League have revealed that the Sir Tom Finney flag WILL fly high at Wembley on Sunday.

Preston North End fans reacted angrily on Twitter this morning to rumours that the flag would not be allowed at the home of English football for North End’s League One play-off final clash.

But after discussions the Football League reached a compromise and now the famous flag that depicts Preston North End and England legend Sir Tom Finney will be proudly displayed in the stands at Wembley for North End’s biggest match of the season.

A spokesman for the Football League said: “We have come to a compromise.

“We are allowing the flag to be delivered to the stadium and it will be displayed in the stands.”

David Aspden looks after the flag and he is overjoyed that it will be flown.

He said: “I was told the flag would not be allowed to be at Wembley due to staffing problems.

“I put it out on Twitter and out of the blue I got a phonecall this afternoon saying there had been a change of heart and that the flag would be allowed to be part of the day.

“I’m delighted. It is our biggest game in years and it is only right that the flag be there.”

But the flag will not be allowed to pass over the crowd.

A FL spokesman said: “We understand the significance of the flag and so it will be displayed at the final but it can’t be passed around.”