To the Guy in the Number 10 Shirt*

Always check your rear view
Before going out on the field:
Those luminescent underpants
Have questionable fashion appeal.
As though you didn’t think to check
And worse than that, team-mates’ neglect
(Or possibly just a puerile humour-
I couldn’t testify to rumour)
Has seen your ‘statement’ broadcast wide
As though there’s nothing left to hide,
Plain and simply giving away
The intimate choice you made today.
I’m sure you’ll know how lads can be
When it comes to playing provocatively:
Is it the power of television
That motivated their decision
Or a plain and simple couldn’t-care-less,
A tacit lack of personal awareness…?



*Italy vs Spain: world cup qualifier


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