The Substitution
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Max Grieve (@maxjgri)
  • Lo! And now the towers fall
    Under some words too great
    Alas, they had them built too tall
    And they could not bear the weight
    There Zlatan goes, and so goes all
    Imagination. Allegri sighs, defeated
    “Why have all my parts retreated?”

    I met a Frenchman in the stands
    His face was covered by his hands
    Wearied by the fight below           
    And ignorant of distant fans
    “I am Platini: hear me now!”
    And he began an explanation           
    Of blind and deaf decisions           
    Or a new UEFA regulation
    Though I couldn’t hear him all too well
    Through his forks of red crustacean.
     
    Lo! And now the towers fall
    Under some words too great
    Alas, they had them built too tall
    And they could not bear the weight
    Crushed by departure, Allegri calls           
    “Where are those we once admired?”           
    Sounds echo off four empty walls
    They’ve left for Paris, or retired.

    Max Grieve

    (Source: afootballreport)

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