Ref Botherers

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Some folks are their God botherers
Others bother hubby or the wife
Some folks bother no – body
They can’t be bothered much with life.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Football also has its botherers
They call a person baldy, blind or deaf
These callous insults are directed
At our dear old friend the Ref.
He’s accused of not knowing handball rules
Or what constitutes offside
And when he can’t make up his muddled mind
He allows the Var man to decide.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Fans bother the ref for penalties
Saying their player had never dived
Swearing on their mammy’s lives
His graceless fall, was not contrived.
Others question if he has a father
And many other insults bellow
Then scream and moan and bother him
To give the oppo player a yellow.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Off-Off-Off!! Is another cry
The ref botherer often uses
And, “where’s your bloody glasses ref? ”
Is amongst another of abuses.
Players point towards their wrists
And to be injured do pretend
And Fergie was notorious
For telling the ref
When the match should end.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Jose and Arsene liked to bother
As did Bremner and Roy Keane
But refs were never bothered
By the likes of Cloughie or Jock Stein

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So to all you reffing botherers
Who give our friend in black a booing
Give the poor old ref a break
Even though, “He Don’t Know What He’s Doin.”


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/ref-botherers/