He awakes to the sound of R.O.A.R.S.
He is utterly alone.
He never gets applause.
He stands aloof and apart.
Whose whistle speaks -
such that even loud-mouthed
He is dressed all in black.
Who sensibly allows artists and ballplayers to become
He makes the crowd jump.
Only whistles when absolutley necessary.
The game flows beautifully.
Both sides hate him! Managers often hate him.
And yet - each player knows that without him
The game is pure chaos, not an archy,
And who wants that?
© Dennis GouldOK , So maybe our referees don't wear black but they make it possible for us to play each week. Make sure to give them all a huge thank you!!! They do it because they love the game.