Kepa the leper

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 an act of dissent
to the bench
while the stench
of mutiny

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Sarri fingered
as dead man walking
meanwhile Kepa?
like a leper


Sunday 24th February 2019

Man City beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Final, on penalties.

Not the greatest match – but one of the greatest controversies…..
Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Chelsea keeper, refused to be substituted.
He had been victim to cramp and treated twice in the last 10 minutes of extra time.

Maurizio Sarri wanted to substitute him with Willy Cabellero, a known specialist at penalty saves, but Kepa refused to be substituted.

Mr Sarri was apoplectic and even had to run out of Wembley to clear his head!

Kepa did subsequently save one penalty, but dived over Aguerro’s soft pen.
David Luiz also missed (hit the post).
Man City won on penalties.

The following Wednesday, 27th Feb 2019:
Willy Cabellero was selected over Kepa, for the home PL fixture v Spurs. Chelsea won 2-0.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/kepa-the-leper/