For Matt

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Brighton might ‘shore up’ at the back this weekend
They may even be ‘assured’ of a victory
As they travel away
From the South Coast shore

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But they’ll never forget
Their trip to Shoreham this week
After a certain Hunter
Had bitten more than just legs

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 To the families who lost loved ones
It will feel like the sky has fallen in
But from all of us Sky devotees
Condolences and shared tears, for all the absentees



Prompted after seeing a picture of:
Ground staff from Brighton and Hove Albion FC arriving with tributes to one of the victims, Matt Grimstone, who worked at the club

After a Hawker Hunter jet had crashed into the nearby A27 at the Shoreham Airshow, killing at least 11 people and injuring 14.

There’s a certain Shanksism – not sure we agree.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/for-matt/?shared=email&msg=fail