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For Matt

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Brighton might ‘shore up’ at the back this weekend
They may even be ‘assured’ of a victory
As they travel away
From the South Coast shore

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But they’ll never forget
Their trip to Shoreham this week
After a certain Hunter
Had bitten more than just legs

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 To the families who lost loved ones
It will feel like the sky has fallen in
But from all of us Sky devotees
Condolences and shared tears, for all the absentees

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Notes

Prompted after seeing a picture of:
Ground staff from Brighton and Hove Albion FC arriving with tributes to one of the victims, Matt Grimstone, who worked at the club

After a Hawker Hunter jet had crashed into the nearby A27 at the Shoreham Airshow, killing at least 11 people and injuring 14.

There’s a certain Shanksism – not sure we agree.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/for-matt/