The Number 10 Shirt

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There is a number
Moses wore this shirt
When he stood before Pharaoh
Defiant in the truth
Pele wore this shirt
When he stepped out into the sun
To defy gravity and create
The impossible
Michael Owen wears this shirt
They know, the defenders who follow
Their fingernails caught in the
Threads of his shadow, they know
Only too well the number on his back.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-number-10-shirt/