Football Can Damage Your Health (Seriously)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Damaged egos
Wounded pride
Post-match trauma
Nowhere to hide
Strained atmosphere
Deadlock broken
Rash decisions
Choke on harsh words spoken
Pitch cutting up rough
Reputation in tatters
Tactical injury
It’s winning that matters
Divided loyalties
Hurt feelings
Football infected
By virulent dealings


This ditty came about after my best mate leapt up to protest at an offside not given, injuring his back and shoulder in an indignant whiplash type manoeuvre. It got me thinking – at what age is it acceptable – due to frailities of age – to prefer televised football to a live match. I reckon it’s 93.

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