IT really is like a form of poetry.
When football fans get together, they love to think up some funny chants for players they either adore or rival stars they dislike.
So, because it's World Poetry Day today, we at SunSport thought we'd give you our favourite footy chants that tickled our funny bone.
'His name is Rio'
The Manchester United legend, who is judging a Premier League poetry competition for World Poetry Day, believes football chants are a "kind of poetry".
And over the years, he's had his own songs chanted by fans across the country.
The most popular was sung to the tune of Duran Duran's 1982 hit 'Rio' by Red Devils fans.
It went: "His name is Rio and he dances on the grass/ Don't take the ball from him, he'll kick your f****** ass."
'We like Van Dijk'
We doubt Virgil Van Dijk had ever heard The Dubliners hit 'Dirty Old Town' before.
But Liverpool fans are so taken with their Dutchman, they've adapted that song to fit a chant for the strapping defender.
"He’s our centre-half, he’s our number four/ Watch him defend and we watch him score/ He can pass the ball, calm as you like/ He’s Virgil Van Dijk, he’s Virgil Van Dijk"
Fittingly covers all his attributes, and is a brilliant song too!
'He's fast, he's red, he talks like Father Ted'
Always a popular figure in the game, Keane played for a number of top clubs, including Leeds United, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.
But it was at Liverpool where the Kop devised perhaps his funniest ever chant.
"He's fast, he's red, he talks like Father Ted, Robbie Keane," the home faithful sang.
Sadly it was just for one season, and then he was shipped off back to Spurs.
'Ole's at the wheel'
As he was turning Manchester United's fortunes around following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, the United fans concocted their own special ode to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And we can thank the Stone Roses banger 'Waterfall' for it too.
It goes: "Ole's at the wheel/ Tell me how does it feel/ We've got Sánchez, Paul Pogba and Fred/ Marcus Rashford, a Manc born and bred/ Duh du, du du du du du/ Duh du, du du du du du/ The greatest of English football/ We've won it all."
'Richarlison is effing brilliant'
Everyone knows 'She's Electric', written by Noel Gallagher and sung with fervour by brother Liam.
Now, it's impassioned Everton fans who are singing their hearts out for their Brazilian hero, Richarlison.
"He's Brazilian," they start. "He only cost £50 million/And we think he's f****** brilliant/Richarlison.
He's Brazilian/ He only cost £50 million/ And we think he's f****** brilliant/ Richarlison."
'Your defence is terrified'
A real modern day classic, the Northern Irish striker's chant went worldwide.
It was originally created by Wigan Athletic fan Sean Kennedy, who blasted his homage on YouTube.
Soon, it was picked up by the Latics fans who sang their hearts out for their free-scoring striker.
The tune itself was borrowed from 90s dance anthem, 'Freed From Desire' by Italian one-hit wonder Gala.
Fans sang in unison: "Will Grigg's on fire/your defence is terrified" over and over again.
'Oh Mane, Mane'
When you're a Liverpool player and you have an Anfield legend singing your song, (A) it must be catchy and (B) you must be doing alright in a Reds shirt.
While on Champions League punditry duty with BT Sport, Steven Gerrard burst into the Mane song in the studio.
"Oh Mane Mane", he sang to the tune of 'Sugar, Sugar by 1960s hitmakers The Archies.
Again, that got adapted on YouTube by comedian Kevin Murphy who made his own funny chant that went viral.
That went: "We've got Salah/ Oh Mane Mane/And Bobby Fir-mi-noooo/And we've sold Coutinho."
'When the ball hits your head and you're sat in row Z'
The unforgiving West Ham fans didn't think much of Bobby Zamora's prowess in front of goal.
The target man hit 40 goals for the Hammers in 152 games, but that didn't stop fans at Upton Park from ridiculing his shooting ability.
You'd hear from the stands: "When the ball hits your head and you're sat in row Z, that's Zamora," to the sound of Dean Martin's 'Amore'. Now that is poetry.
'Your teeth are offside'
The Barcelona forward often made himself the pantomime villain on the pitch.
And when he was playing for Liverpool, fans of arch-rivals Manchester United targeted his looks.
John Carew, Carew, He likes a lap-dance or two, He might even pay for you, John Carew, Carew
"Your teeth are offside, your teeth are offside, Luis Suarez, your teeth are offside," they roared whenever the ball came into their own half.
Funny enough it must've inspired him because he scored twice at Old Trafford for the Reds.
'Keep your wife from John Terry'
John Terry's alleged affair with his teammate Wayne Bridge's ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel made front page news in 2010.
Immediately, it provided football fans their opportunity to create a funny chant.
Taking on the 'Lord of the Dance' anthem, rival supporters sang: "Chelsea, wherever you may be, keep your wife from John Terry".
'Deep fry yer pizzas'
Being a fan of Scotland, you have to have a sense of humour.
And amidst all the disappointment, their fans know how to sing a funny song or two.
A particular favourite came during a 2007 World Cup qualifier against Italy.
The Scots, known for deep-frying Mars bars, threatened: "Deep Fry Yer Pizzas/ We're gonna deep fry yer pizzas".
'Harry Maguire's magic'
A man mountain of a player, the Leicester City and England centre half Harry Maguire takes no prisoners when it comes to a tackle… or even heading a brick.
England fans have developed their own song for the bruising defender.
"Oh, Harry Maguire's magic/ He wears a magic hat/ And if you throw a brick at him/ He'll head the f***** back/ He heads it to the left/ He heads it to the right/ And when we win the Euros we'll sing this song all night!"
'Fat Eddie Murphy'
Opposition fans will try anything to rattle a threatening player's confidence.
Whenever Chelsea's Dutch striker Hasselbaink came to St James' Park, the Toon Army made sure they gave him a warm welcome.
"Fat Eddie Murphy/You're just a fat Eddie Murphy," they all shouted, which even got laughs from the Chelsea fans.
'He likes a lap dance to two'
'Que Sera Sera' has been synonymous with football fans across the land, who mostly coin the chant when their sides are heading to Wembley.
But in 2008, Aston Villa fans took it a whole new and original level.
After Norwegian centre forward John Carew was spied visiting a strip club in the wee early hours, their fans could only laugh.
"John Carew, Carew/He likes a lap-dance or two/He might even pay for you. John Carew, Carew," they sang and we laughed.
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