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It All Comes Out in the Wash

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Two (European Super) Premier League
clubs, whose names chime with greed,
contest the (Football League, Milk,
Littlewoods Challenge, Rumbelows,
Coca-Cola, Worthington, Carling,
Capital One, EFL) Carabao Cup Final
on a Sunday at 4.30 in a stadium branded
‘Wembley connected by EE’.
One club is so pleased they’ve just sacked
their manager, while the other is simply
happy to be ‘sportswashing’ the U.A.E.

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Notes

Line 1 the two clubs are Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Lines 3-6 list all the previous sponsors of the Carabao Cup in brackets.
Line 7 The 4.30 kick-off on a Sunday afternoon is for the benefit of TV schedules and not for the convenience of fans trying to travel to the game.
Line 9 Tottenham sacked manager Jose Mourinho on the 19th April, just days before the final on 25th April 2021, suggesting they do not value it that highly as a competition.
Line 11 To see why the UAE needs to sportswash its reputation read any recent report into human rights in that country.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/it-all-comes-out-in-the-wash/