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The Handshake That Never Was

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Saturday, February 11th 2012

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Well, it must have been discussed
For it was definitely expected
And the cameras were all keenly trained
So the clasping could be detected

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In the event, the match day mascot got it
And so did de Gea
But Evra was skipped
As both captain and player

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then Rio added to the brio
By withdrawing his hand
And the incident has ignited
With calls for Suarez to be banned

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Adding to the post-match palaver
When dissecting the affair
A probing Sky reporter vexes
As Dalglish claims he was ‘unaware’

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 And while the masses fulminate
Fergie just adds fuel to the fire
By conveying with conviction
That there’s nothing to admire

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We’ve seen this before –
It’s Wayne Bridge and JT reprised
But so many people let down
And not one of them pleased

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Notes

Next day, apologies issued all round.
Apparently, very much instigated by the American owners of Liverpool FC.

Ian Ayre, Liverpool managing director:
“Luis Suarez was wrong to mislead us and wrong not to offer his hand to Patrice Evra. He has not only let himself down but also Kenny Dalglish, his team-mates and the club. It has been made absolutely clear to Luis Suarez that his behaviour was not acceptable”

Sir Alex Ferguson:
“Suarez is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club,” said United manager Ferguson. “He should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. He could have caused a riot.”

I was also pleased to hear Sir Alex Ferguson commenting on Patrice Evra’s very childish behaviour at the end of the match …

“Evra shouldn’t have jumped in front of Suarez in celebration at the end,” he added. “He shouldn’t have done that.”

Oh – the match…

Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1.

Rooney (2). Suarez (1).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-handshake-that-never-was/