The Top Man In The Middle!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The whistle’s blown
To moans and groans
As fans leave the arena.
They whine in jest
“These English refs
Ain’t nothing like Collina”.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 That marble face
Concealed all trace
Of a frightening demeanour
One stare from him
Made hard men limp
The legend that’s Collina.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Never lost his bottle
Always stood his ground
Our ref’s ain’t got a role model
Now Collina’s not around!



This bloke’s never been replaced…sadly. Used to ref all the top games. No one messed with him, and that stare…pretty frightening or what?

Italian referee Pier-Luigi Collina …. a top notch ref and a true legend.



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