A Prayer for Dida

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Let’s all pause a moment and pray for poor Dida,
So cruelly cut down by a vile interceder.
A thundering blow to the back of the neck –
No wonder the goalie’s a comatose wreck.
Such violence has seldom been seen on the box,
Since Ali hunched up and took Foreman’s fierce knocks.
The men from St. John’s had to hurry to fetch a
Respiratory aid and a fine sturdy stretcher.
Let’s hope the poor victim will shortly revive –
In fact it’s a marvel that he’s still alive.



Whatever Celtic’s security problems, Milan’s goalie must be the laughing stock of Europe today. If ever there was a case of bringing the game into disrepute, this must be it.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-prayer-for-dida/