West Ham United supporting poet Chris Ross has posted a brilliant ditty about rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Twitter.
There may not be much love lost between West Ham and Tottenham fans.
Whether it is supporters teasing and tormenting one another, the clubs fighting over a stadium or going through the courts over an alleged spying scandal (BBC Sport).
The rivalry between West Ham and Spurs has grown bigger over the Premier League era.
Strong West Ham and Spurs rivalry can be put to one side for now
Tottenham fans claim they are not bothered by West Ham. Just like Arsenal fans used to claim they were not bothered about Spurs.
But in these uncertain times rivalries can be put to one side.
Especially after former West Ham striker and Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves was admitted to hospital (Sky Sports).
West Ham fans are famed for their sharp wit.
Hammers poet’s brilliant Tottenham ditty
And Hammers supporting poet Chris Ross is no exception.
With the country in lockdown, Ross has been keeping spirits high with some rhymes and ditties on social media.
His latest song is all about Spurs, titled ‘I’m Not A Tottenham Supporter’.
It tells the story of the West Ham fan’s relationship with a girl whose dad was a Spurs fan and the trials and tribulations that ensued.
Greaves is mentioned in the song, as is the old White Hart Lane.
West Ham and Tottenham fans have seen their club’s names dragged through the mud by their leaders in the wake of the global health crisis.
First West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady somehow made herself more unpopular by becoming the first senior Premier League club official to break ranks following the enforced shutdown, declaring the season should be null and void (The Sun).
Brady and West Ham were accused of distasteful self-interest.
Some relief from negative headlines
So too were Spurs. First Harry Kane insisted the season should be cancelled if it cannot be restarted in June (Sky Sports). A cancelled season would likely see Tottenham reinstated in the Champions League for a new campaign.
Then Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy caused uproar by placing 550 non-playing staff on the government’s furlough scheme (BBC Sport).
So supporters of both clubs could do with some much-needed light relief.
And it goes a little something like this.
So, As I posted a rhyme about The Arsenal yesterday, in the interest of balance I thought I’d post one about Spurs and it’s called …
“I’m Not a Tottenham Supporter” … 😉⚒️ pic.twitter.com/J0e33HORJ6
— Chris Ross (@TheEastEndPoet) April 8, 2020