1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Words that came out of his mouth shocked;
For a second, the world stopped, and lashed out.
How can anybody say something like that?
What would his Mother say?
Mine would be horrified as she thought the world had finally changed.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 What he said made me feel bad
What he said will probably make him a lad

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 With a very appropriate white baseball cap and team colours,
Broadcast to the world, broadcast to the world
But no one was interested: “coz no one sed nufink”
Bullying that’s what it is, Bullying
God have mercy, God have mercy

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 For what I do next I will not be held responsible
As I approach, I think back and listen to my hero:
“I have a dream … I have a dream…”
Was He in vein? Was He?
How can people do this and get away with it in the so called modern world.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 What he said made me feel bad.
What he said will one day make England sad.


At Shrewsbury town against Wallsall in September, I heard some racial abuse. I was so incensed that I went home and recorded my feelings in a poem. Even though it wasn’t aimed at me, I was still very perturbed. We need to kick racism, not only out of football, but out of the world full stop.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/2006/