Oh, now this--this is funny.
When a 34 year-old athlete tears his Achilles Tendon, it is not comparable to the death of a hero in one of the greatest literary works in history. In fact, the comparison pretty much defecates all over the greatness of the original work. It’s pretty much like romanticizing a 55 year-old man’s colonoscopy.
The "poem" in question.
Quite a fall for Carol Ann Duffy to idolize David Beckham, if you ask me.