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(Video) Rio Ferdinand’s brilliant poem on diversity in football

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.”

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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…

Watch below.

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