WC2022: goal or gaol?

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I’m Spartacus!
No, I’m…..

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 well not quite.
I’m boycotting!….
England’s first game, for all the right reasons –
repudiating a Republic where rights are unreasonably 
driven roughshod into the ground
and just to compound
those differences
the laws lassoo any perceived liberalism
and herd the halter-necked to the hell-hole of gaol

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 not for us or our sensibilities…
but is it incumbent upon us to red-flag
that divergence of dogma?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 or is it right
that our lauded legion of crowd-pleasers
do their thing
and help set in motion
not just a potion, of skills and goals
but help us work towards
a cultural commonality
of the very best of humanity

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2022-goal-or-gaol/