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Ibrox Disaster Poem


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Saw this poem on twitter earlier, thought I'd share it:

Like youngsters at Christmas they went without care,

not knowing what cruel fate awaited them there.

It was January 2nd, the year 71,

The Rangers had no goals, the Celtic had one.

The dying few seconds, Glasgow looked green

When up popped a young man, by the name, Colin Stein

He gathered the ball and went to dispatch

A deadly, cool finish that would tie the match.

Ibrox erupted and the fans began to sing,

not knowing the carnage their cheering would bring.

The fans that were leaving returned to the stand

To cheer for the Rangers, the team that is grand.

All of a sudden on stairway 13

The scene that unfolded would make you feel green.

The stairway collapsed and the fans stood in shock

as helpless supporters fell down the frail rock,

66 died there and 100 were hurt,

this fatal disaster they could not avert.

As you go on, on this cold winter day,

take out a few moments and join me, and pray...

In London, or Belfast, or Paris, or Rome

We'll pray for the fans who never came home.


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