Here We Logo Again

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 wonderland or la la land?
playing cards that run and stand
walking ads on fifty grand
evry shirt in ev’ry land

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 this is how the sport expands
ethics that should long be banned
from the neck down to the hand
shorts and wrists that sport sweatbands
with logos

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 like a tin they’re wrapped and canned
linked to some distasteful brand
bet-shops poker all that’s bland
greedy owners rub their hands
for logos

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 in the face of ev’ry fan
ev’ry image shrewdly planned
ev’ry sales ploy tried and manned
til the game lies tarred and damned
with logos



Great article in the Guardian, highlighting the over-plastering of logos. Fans apparently lost count of the number of advertising logos on SC Columbia’s pre-season friendly with Arsenal a few weeks back . The Guardian also mention Mjällby AIF’s (Sweden) 2009/2010 home kit which has at least 13 different sponsors on the front alone! Puebla FC’s 2009 home shirt,has nine. Don’t get me started on the flashing perimiter advertising. Ok Rant over. Victor Meldrew and Marcus in Big Brother eat your heart out. Bless.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/here-we-logo-again/