The Response Spoke For Us All

A cascade for Kevin-Prince Boateng and his AC Milan teammates in honor of (necessary) steps taken
by Michael Quigg   |   Friday, January 18, 2013

The Poetic Game by Michael E. Quigg - combining soccer and poetry

"However, the essential values that inform the sport and civilised society mean we cannot discipline a gesture of solidarity towards a man who was victim to crass insults exclusively targeted at the colour of his skin." -from a statement by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)

 

Their taunts did not target only one man

They were heard on every pitch

The response spoke for us all

 

This skin is merely a façade

Something for those who refuse to look within

Their taunts did not target only one man

 

We walked off with you

Our footsteps united in silent procession,

They were heard on every pitch

 

Their actions were an indignity

To the beauty of both humanity and game

The response spoke for us all

Michael QUIGG

Nationality:
USA
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Mass United FC
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Oxford United
A lifelong Bostonian, Michael travels in the worlds of both sport and art. He is the Director of PR & Media for Mass United FC, co-host of The SpeakEasy Cafe on BlogTalkRadio and a volunteer and open mic regular for Boston Poetry Slam. He’s a busy boy.
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