Beautiful Game Rant
Football once more that the pundits discuss;
Those that have once played the ‘beautiful game’,
Talk of ‘professional fouls’ without fuss,
Warily dodging a much darker name.
Knowingly fouling to preclude a score,
Just to avoid any chance of defeat,
Has a description that would fit it more;
Isn’t it rather the act of a cheat?
Consciously choosing to break the game’s laws
Surely is not in the spirit of sport;
This is just one of the game’s many flaws,
But should be easy for FIFA to thwart.
Those that transgress should be sent off at once,
Banned for a season to stamp it right out.
Don’t everybody look at me askance;
Why have a law that you let players flout?