Three Football Fans

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 After the three wise men had left,
Joseph heard a knocking.
He stuffed the gold and frankincense
Deep in the baby’s stocking.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And opening the stable door
He was most surprised to find
Three football fans with scarves and drums
And haircuts most unkind.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Come in, come in,” he said to them
“Just mind that pile of myrrh.
Mary’s doing her exercises,
We won’t be bothering her.”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The football fans approached the crib
With presents for their King,
And laid upon the manger bare,
The offerings they did bring.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A brand new pair of goalie’s gloves,
A patent leather ball,
A lovely pair of shinpads too
They laid out in the stall.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Joseph thanked them very much,
But eyed them with suspicion,
Not half as pleased with that, as with
The previous petition.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 He guided them back to the door
Still swathed in brilliant brightness,
But then he suddenly turned around
And asked with great politeness,

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 “Was it a star that brought you here
To this most humble stable?”
“Oh no,” said one, “There’s a bloody great floodlight
Sticking up from your gable.”


From the recently discovered “Gospel According to Tony.”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/three-football-fans/