Football’s strangest ‘injury list’

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When Thierry Henry scored against the blues,
he thought it would be really ‘ace’
To celebrate with a corner flag’
but it hit him in the face

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Man City’s ‘goat’ got carried away,
when Anelka he had scored
Shaun got carried off, after hurting his foot,
kicking an advertising board

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Rio pulled a muscle in his leg,
whilst just sitting watching telly
And Canizares damaged tendons in his foot,
cutting them on a bottle of ‘smelly’

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Richard Wright once twisted his ankle,
It really was a ‘mare’
He did it by landing on a sign,
warning not to practice there.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 David Seaman hurt his back,
whilst Robbie Keane, he hurt his knee
Both suffered injury, not playing the game,
but getting the ‘remote’ for their TV

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Alan Mullery once injured his back,
brushing his teeth to make them gleam
Dave Beasant once hurt his foot,
kicking a jar of salad cream

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Steve Morrow broke his collarbone,
falling off Adams’ back onto the floor
Alex Stepney once shouted so loud,
that he actually broke his jaw

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Ipswich Town’s Hammond missed some games
after falling down his stairs
once back in the team he got injured again
slipping in the showers on some ‘pears’

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 in 81, Town finished ‘runners-up’
they would have finished higher
if Beattie hadn’t poured petrol on those leaves
and set himself on fire

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 All of the above are tales of woe,
a true reflection of their plight
The worrying thing about all of them,
there wasn’t a ball anywhere in sight



I read an article recently that told of some of the strangest injuries suffered by footballers over the years, it was a poem waiting to be written.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/footballs-strangest-injury-list/