Day of Shame

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Shock, horror, disbelief,
It simply makes no sense,
A World Cup in Africa?
Such impertinence!!!
The final in Johannesburg?
An absolute disgrace!
It’s time to show who’s the Boss
And put them in their place…

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The delegates cast their votes,
They tallied up the score,
It was Deutschland Uber Alles,
Heard that somewhere before?
Sycophants and hypocrites
Call football the World Game,
But turned their backs on Africa
On FIFA’s Day of Shame…


FIFA’s Day of Shame – 6 July 2000.
Get it right next time – South Africa for the 2010 World Cup Tournament.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-of-shame/