‘Offside,’ says the referee,
The goal it will not stand.
We in the crowd did not agree,
An explanation we did demand.
But the referee will not explain
The decision he has made.
He says, ‘I have travelled in the rain
To ensure this game get’s played.’
‘So you should show some gratitude
And not be rude to me.
Drop the surly attitude
Be nice to the referee.’
‘Be nice to the referee,’ we said,
It was a novel idea.
Shout nice things to him instead
And each decision we will cheer.
We decided that we would try it
For the novelty.
We’re sure we wouldn’t mind a bit,
Being nice to the referee.
So we shouted nice things
And nothing behind his back.
We commented on the joy he brings
And shouted, ‘Who’s the nice guy in the black?’
But after a while that this was done
We decided it felt incorrect.
It really wasn’t any fun
Not like we did expect.
So we would revert, we did decide,
Back to our original position.
Disagreeing with any decision against our side
Even if it is the correct decision.