RIO'S POETRY SKILLS!

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The ex-Man. United star has put pen to paper!

The Premier League are looking for some top wordsmiths!

This year, their Writing Stars campaign wants school kids like YOU to write a poem about diversity!

Poems will be judged by an expert panel including pop star Olly Murs and Man. United and England legend Rio Ferdinand!

If your poem wins, the Premier League trophy gets brought to your school and your poem will be read by one of the star judges!

How cool is that!?

So cool that, Rio couldn't resist having a go himself! Here's his effort:

United by Rio Ferdinand

My life has always been football. The love of the beautiful game. Somewhere to forget differences. On the pitch, we're all the same.

We're all a player desperate to win. We all share a passion, a hunger lying within. In my team I found unity.

The fans were all my friends. Colour or gender didn't matter to the Stretford End or down the park in Peckham - a kickabout with my mates.

While my mind was on football, the rest of the world could wait. Religion doesn't matter when you're kicking a ball anyone can do it, whether big or small.

Gender doesn't matter. The Girls have got this too. On the pitch in the game, you've just got to be you.

In life, like in football, we should celebrate who we are differences shouldn't make us stronger, they make us who we are.

On the pitch and off the pitch you matter as much as me. On and off the pitch, united in our diversity.

And that's not all - our man Ketch put pen to paper to create a poem of his own, too!

The black and white army by Ketch

Does it get more diverse than St. James’ Park?

Where the colours black and white are close to our heart!

Our boss is from Spain, there’s a Brazilian on loan,

Our current No.9 is a long way from home!

Venezuela, Korea, France, the USA,

All colours and creeds brought together to play!

For Rafa, our boss, our leader, our reason,

Following legends like Shearer, Sir Bobby and Keegan!

Howay Ayoze, Mohamed, Yoshinori,

Pass it to Shelvey, to Hayden, to Murphy!

It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, whatever our plight,

Wherever you’re from, we’re all black and white!

Ask a teacher to make sure your school is registered at PLPrimaryStars.com to take part!

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