“Cantona’s Collar”, written and performed by Musa Okwonga
I’m everywhere that Eric is -
His shirts, I crown -
And, like excessive volume,
Some would turn me down.
I’m white iron, defiant from my toes to tip,
Yes, I am France’s most famous cliff
And Eric’s two-point plan for winning a derby
Is: number one, lace boots; then, two:
I’ve seen umpteen glorious battle-scenes;
Look, I am football’s Bayeux Tapestry -
And for those who say of me “whoa, he’s arrogant”
I have two words:
Filmed by Jon D Barker. Football x Poetry x King Cantona. It’s a beautiful thing.