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Digger

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Strength, pace
Skill and grace
Red strip
Black face
Across the park
Fans are crass
Throw a banana
Onto the grass
Monkey noise
Racist chant
Snarling faces
Derogatory rant
Rise above
Head up high
Beat The Blues
And wonder … why?

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Notes

Remembering an Everton v. Liverpool cup tie in the 80’s when John “Digger” Barnes had to kick a banana from the Goodison turf.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/digger/