Boo Hooing

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Strange one this
A modern phenomena?
But we all need pantomine villains
Football the great stage the last great carnival
Its just a game
You pays your money
We get the players we deserve

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Do we ignore the way overpaid inflated primadonnas
Behave off stage
Remember the lurid tales of promiscuity

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Did Billy Liddell Tom Finney Stanley Matthews
Cruise the counters at Timothy Whites
Tapping up totty?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Did Shankly Stein and Busby
Pour over Great Universal catalogues
‘Ordering’ the minx on page 33?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Far worse goes on gets chanted shouted
Players lap up applause
Kiss the badge
Taunt the opposition’s fans
Whinge about ‘slave wages’ of 60 grand a week
And nothing said

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A few boos never hurt anyone
Still ‘monkey chants’
Sexist, Homophobic ranting
And the singing of a convicted paedophile’s songs
Goes on and on and on
As ever Ignored

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 To Boo or not to Boo
Is simply just a verb.



Editor Note : Points taken but…
re:your comment : “Still ‘monkey chants’ Sexist, Homophobic ranting and the singing of a convicted paedophile’s songs goes on and on and on – As ever Ignored.”
Yes ok -there is a big difference between ‘pantomime’ booing and those other unsavoury and unwelcome voices/chants still heard today in spite of Kick it Out, Respect and Stonewall.
But I would say , by and large, in a difficult and often volatile situation,clubs, stewards, fans , police and authorities do NOT ignore unacceptable chants and they do try to combat, prevent and deal with the problems. But who can and who will risk all to confront them? Football grounds have always been highly emotive areas,.For many years they were crumbling places wherein you could hide and get away with shouting anything at stars who were on on a pittance.Just because people earn far more today than us for their hard work and skills why should our jealousy and anger allow us to be able to confront and abuse them mercilessly from often a few feet away. It always reminds me of gangs on streets , hurling abuse in numbers.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/boo-hooing/