Fans of all ages clapped for one minute
in respect for one of our own
an ex player from the sixties
who died a week or so ago.
Even the away fans were clapping
not even knowing the players name
no sarcastic chanting or whistling
just joining in and showing respect.
When we hear about some players plight
even if he plays for some other club
we send messages of goodwill
he belongs to the football community.
A football club could be in trouble
it is struggling to survive
do we turn our backs and just shrug ?
No, we do all we can to help their cause.
We wind up the opposition supporters
but buy them a pint after the game
sometimes we even keep in touch
the favour returned back at their place.
Football isn’t all about wealth and affluence
it still is a sport for the common man and woman
we may follow our clubs for a lifetime
but we all belong to the football family.