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We Woz Robbed (Stiles)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The night has a thousand eyes
The ref has only two
And three assistants to deflect
The media ballyhoo

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Refs officiate the game
Unless the camera disagrees
Multi-angles unforgiving
The ref giving what he sees

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Introduce technology
To patrol game goal lines
Recorded singing replaces fans
Robots to eat the pies

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Until that day we must accept
That refs are only men
Mistakes are made and points are lost
But save them from the lions den

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Notes

Referees can only give what they see. I can’t imagine football without debate and controversery; do we really need ‘football by numbers’ where it’s all air-brushed by technology? All that needs to be sanitised are the toilets.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/we-woz-robbed-stiles/