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I too had read the articles
In those glossy football magazines.
About the famous push over, at Hillsborough
Seen those pictures in Corriere Dello Sport
On the West End news-stands.
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He seemingly without a second thought
For the consequences
Caught the ball in his hand and placed it on the ground.
Whereby a free kick was awarded to Everton
So their keeper could receive medical attention.
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In his area along the touchline,
Harry Redknapp must have been tearing
What little hair he had left, out in clumps.
At such an act, though deep down inside
I suspect he had nothing but admiration
For the little Roman’s action…as we all did.
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Back on the team bus, to East London that night
When the little Roman relived his day
Would he ever forget the marvellous feeling
He got from the thunderous applause the Goodison faithful
Had bestowed on him, for that act of true sportsmanship?