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The Hand of God: Blackburn vs. Bolton, Monday, January 24, 2005

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It surely bears comparison to Maradona’s
“Hand of God” goal versus England,
the superb flyer El-Hadji Diouf took,

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 airbound in the Ewood Park air
beyond the desperate fingers
of Blackburn’s keeper Brad Friedel

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 but referee Steve Bennett had
no doubt, pointed to the spot.
He should have seen the replays

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 as we the TV audience did,
with Diouf airborne
on the Hand of God.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Christopher T. George

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Notes

“El-Hadji Diouf wrote another chapter in his book of misdemeanours with a controversial winner for Bolton. . . The Senegalese striker. . .looked to have dived to earn a penalty 15 minutes from time in the Lancashire derby.”
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=169911&cc=5739

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-hand-of-god-blackburn-vs-bolton-monday-january-24-2005/