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The obscenity of numbers

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When a million pounds
Becomes a month’s wage.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When it costs a hundred million
To buy someone to kick a ball.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When a man’s worth
Is measured in telephone numbers.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When paying fans
Become of no consequence.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 When a clubs wage bill
would feed a small country.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 When money
Replaces reason.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Then has come the time
To abandon
The millionaires in boots,
And watch real football;
In the trenches,
Where it’s still a game.

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Notes

Prompted after all the Kaka rumours.
The Premier League seems to be losing its way – it’s certainly turning me off it!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-obscenity-of-numbers/