Ex Officio

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I learned a new legal term today
Looked it up – and much to my dismay
(Though at first glance it looks like it could) – it’s not one I can use
To decribe them out there, that lights our fuse

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Aye, them that peturb and perpetually rile
With monikers like Bannister, Halsey, Wiley ‘n Styles
Plus too many more to cite or in passing mention
Aye, them who agitate with their every intervention

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 So, much as we’d like to have ’em banned
Each time their decision making is panned
I’m afraid we’ll just have to leave ’em there in place
They are de rigeur – and their foibles we must embrace



Ex Officio
(ex oh-fish-ee-oh) adj. Latin for “from the office,” to describe someone who has a right because of an office held, such as being allowed to sit on a committee simply because one is president of the corporation.
Definition : taken from legal-explanations.com

So I guess the football definition is :
To describe someone who has a right to hold onto office, simply because there is no-one else qualified to do so!

I happened upon it when wandering at a tangent in the googlesphere.
My initial search was for my old alma mater club : Hampton Hill Celtic FC. (Sadly, none found).

Ties in with Crispin’s request for footy poems on Work?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/ex-officio/