England band banned again
The England band will be absent for only the second time in 20 years after they were refused entry to the World Cup qualifier in Warsaw.
Band members had their instruments impounded as they tried to enter the National Stadium in Poland.
It repeats an unhappy experience at the opening game of Euro 2012 in Donetsk, when the band were also only allowed into the stadium once they had relinquished their instruments.
It is believed stadium authorities took tonight's decision because the Polish FA have refused to sanction a Polish band, and would be open to accusations of double standards if they allowed their English counterparts in.
Band leader John Hemmingham said: "It is very frustrating.
"We have travelled tens of thousands of miles following England are were looking forward to banging the drum for the Three Lions once more.
"It is massively disappointing to get such a bum note."