It was once said
that football was more important
than life and death.
Out in Angola these words prove wrong.
There is fear we can’t imagine
that words can’t begin to explain.
Lying still amid the gunshot
in a world of fear and pain.
The shooting nobody anticipated,
we all pray, never again.
Our hearts go out to that Togo team
and our support.
For whatever they decide;
to return or to withdraw
for your grief is shared by football’s nations all.