Pride without the Prejudice

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When the football’s so prosaic,
It’s hard to write a poem.
When it’s all so formulaic,
It’s hard to write a poem.
But with 5 per cent of the electorate
Sending a fascist message to parliament,
Our attempts to reclaim the flag
Have quite clearly flagged.
Saint George in all those cars,
And all those drunken bars,
Is predominantly exclusive,
We’ve failed to be inclusive –
We should place at the centre of the cross,
A sign that will emboss
Our patriotic credentials
And anti-racist essentials.
Let’s place the Kick It Out Logo,
Showing this flag is a No-Go
Area for fascists –
Just Pride without the Prejudice.



Written at 5 this morning after looking at the Euro election results and having a think after attending a celebration of African-Caribbean academic achievement in Gloucester, straight after the Swiss match.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/pride-without-the-prejudice/