Patch of the Day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It seems like forever
that we’ve heard that iconic-goose-bump-inducing signature tune…..
followed by incumbent presenter welcoming us all
to edited highlights, mapping a ball
then cameras roll…
players play
managers cuss, curse and cajole
refs blow up for baffling and inconsistent decisions
now VAR draws lines of contentious precisions…
piqued pundits opine
and we, at home, whine
at all of the above
especially when
its defeat for the team we love!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But today?
Today is vastly different.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We’ve made it through the recent era
where Covid took away loved ones
also forcing an abandonment of football from our schedules
and then with tentative re-enablement
we got used to silence from the terraces

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 But again…. Today
Today was silence from off-screen
when we did hear the crowds
but no crowded words from already Motty-less mics
no pithy punditry
and a day when stadium announcers, became our proxy commentators

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 This silence?
All because the BBC
sought to silence the social media activity
censoring Gary Lineker’s affinity
of voicing his beliefs…..
BBC chiefs
need to act fast
to restore the show and the cast!



#I’m Sportacus!

Written Saturday 11th March 2023
Out dated just after I posted!
Gary Lineker restored to MotD presenting duties for next weekend.
But only after MotD & MotD2 were broadcast this weekend without any titles, signature tune, presenter, commentators, pundits, post match interviews and all wrapped up in 20 mins.
With a promised review of the BBC “Impartiality” guidelines….

In fairness, the existing ones did mean that Mr Lineker was technically “offside”.
But those same existing guidelines did actually explicitly exclude sports department employees from not being able to promote political views/ statements.
Plus, it was very unclear if freelancers were exempted anyway (Mr Lineker is technically a freelancer).

Mr Lineker was grateful for the incredible show of support he received from his peers, who all effectively downed tools for the weekend.

The whole episode did make more of the public aware of the forthcoming changes to the Government’s Illegal Migration Bill and its contentious contents.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/patch-of-the-day/