Rio Ferdinand has written a poem on diversity in football.
Sat in the BT Sport studio ahead of their Champions League coverage on Tuesday, Ferdinand read out a poem he has titled UNITED.
Ferdinand has used the poem to explore gender equality and a range of other diversity related issues from a footballing perspective.
We’re not saying Rio is the next Emily Dickinson or W.B. Yeats, but it’s a pretty good attempt at poetry on an important topic, and the message is clear: “On the pitch, we’re all the same.”
The former Manchester United centre-back shared the video on his official Twitter account.
Perhaps his next crack at poetry will dive into the way United play under manager Jose Mourinho…
It’s finally here… here’s my #PLPrimaryStars poem.. it’s called;
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 27, 2018