I came across this repost by an Arsenal fan today and although it references Beirut (though the purpose of the reference eludes me), in the spirit of Christmas, I’ll let this one slide with a digital certificate:

The post starts:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Arsene Wenger soon buy some new players;

and continues for some time – here’s the Beirut reference:

But a news story so preposterous it brought out a tear.
About a pack of great players, so lively and quick,
Each one 6 foot 4 and 5 feet thick.
With the touch of the Angels and headers of fame,
And the Journo he bellowed, and called them by name;


I put down the laptop, to rest my weary eyes,
For it was just another reporter writing crap I despise.
When then, in a clatter, which sounded like Beirut,
Was the sound of 11 footballers and their 8-spiked boots.
As I closed the laptop lid, and was turning around,
Down the chimney came Wenger with a leap and a bound.

Tim B., great rhymes and I really appreciate it,

So why don’t you go download this certificate.

Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium - Beirut

Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium - Beirut

Happy Holidays!