Teeth bared, fists clenched,
our hero moves menacingly
towards myopic linesman
who has just flagged for offside.
Hurling expletives, he seems
about to burst before being berated
by peace-keeping team mates
and angry player manager.
And this is the problem:
the feisty forward isn’t registered;
the league write to the wrong man
to inform him of his ban.