“Colour Blind”

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It’s well known we don’t trust politicians
Always lying about their facts
But if you’re from the terraces
This one stopped you in your tracks.
For this was a ‘schoolboy error’
That no fan should ever commit
There’s absolutely no excuses
Even if you know the colour of the kit.
As if it didn’t matter
Such an easy thing to do
Not recalling who you support
But knowing it was claret & blue.
Does it matter you’re Aston Villa
But slip up and think West Ham
Well ask those who stood on terraces
See if they give a damn!
Remember those things called terraces…
Fans penned in a cage
Politicians wouldn’t go near football
It wasn’t a vote winning stage.
Those of us who went to a match
We were the scum of the earth
Lowest of the low in society
As your kind gave us a wide berth.
Bring back National Service
“Hang ’em & flog ’em” you said in a rage
Leaving decent law abiding Scousers
To die at Hillsborough in a cage.
We were all labelled hooligans
Total scum with Nazi links
So different from those respectable Bullingdon boys
Who smashed restaurants for their high jinks.
Now that football’s fashionable
You pretend you’re like a common fan
Not that you mix with the great unwashed
Safe up in your executive stand.
You only claim to be Aston Villa
As your uncle was the main director
Maybe that explains how easily
You became a West Ham defector.
The best thing about your colours
Was the posh claret you drank
And never having had to buy a ticket
With your Chairman Baronet Uncle
Being the one to thank.
You might think your mistake was nothing shameful
A simple slip of the tongue
A bit of a fuss over nothing
Like your politicians taking a bung.
But for proper football fans
You’re now a laughing stock
Equal to your record at Number Ten
You are a total cock.


(During the General Election campaign David Cameron was speaking about multi-culturalism. He said:“We are a shining example of a country where multiple identities work.” And then went on to say the country was a place where “you can support Man Utd, the Windies and Team GB all at the same time. Of course, I’d rather you supported West Ham.” Yet he has always claimed to be a fervent Aston Villa fan!)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/colour-blind/