Big C – An Ode to Cyrille Regis

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Power and pace a footballing ace,
Frightened defenders all over the place.
Strong in the air a duel if you dare,
Aggressive and tough honest and fair
Took racial abuse
From tongues vile and loose
Showed many the way
Who were once led astray



A leader of men in body and mind
Arrived from Hayes Allen's great find
19 years Cyrille then stayed
Over 700 games Regis had played

Faced down bigots stood firm and proud
Helped change the mind set of an ignorant crowd
Was there a more inspirational figure? I can't think of any
Big C was a pioneer an icon and a hero to many

RIP Big C


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