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Forest Green Rovers fans to be filmed for BBC's World Cup poem

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

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FOOTBALL fans are used to chanting in the stands, but now Forest Green Rovers supporters are invited to recite a poem for the BBC.

Poet Henry Birtles has been commissioned by the BBC World Service to write a poem for England's World Cup campaign.

The BBC is now in the process of filming various celebrities, sports stars and England fans reading lines from the poem for broadcast next month.

Forest Green supporters have been invited to get involved and be filmed reciting a couple of lines from the poem - with one line referring directly to "Rovers" and was written with FGR in mind.

Filming will take place at The New Lawn stadium on Saturday an noon and the club is inviting supporters to put on their kits and get involved in supporting England’s World Cup campaign.

Henry Birtles, also known as The Racing Poet, is repeatedly commissioned by jockey clubs and race horse owners. His poems are a regular feature on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day.

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