Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Big, The Bad, The Ugly: Footballer's Haircuts

It's been a long while since I've posted on my blog, and I sincerely apologize for that. It seems that I've been soaking in the summer a bit too much, so it's time to get back to business. During the summer, without much football aside from friendlies being played, there isn't much to write about. There are transfer rumors, but 90% of those are crap fabricated by newspapers, so I'll look to avoid those. What will I write about? Probably humorous lists, or I'll go on long rants and try to predict the future of certain teams, players, and managers. To kick off the summer articles will be a humorous article. 

There have many, many terrible haircuts in the history of sports. But for some strange reason, footballers are fond of seeing who can have the ugliest hairstyle. In modern football, players experiment with haircolors, braiding, perming, and the like. So here's a look back at this seasons strangest and just plain ugliest haircuts.

Here, 19 year old Brazilian starlet Neymar shows that it's not only Brazilian football that has flair. With Ronaldo (The REAL one) and Ronaldinho sporting some strange 'do's in the past, Neymar is continuing the tradition with this sky-high mohawk/fauxhawk... thing. 

Next up is Everton's Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian holding midfielder stands out like a tree when seen on the field. I mean, look at the guy, he looks like he belongs in a 1970's disco rather than a football pitch. All he's missing is the aviator sunglasses and a comb.

Racing stripes in hair? That's what Tottenham's Aaron Lennon decided to do. Stretching from his eyebrow to the side of the head, the go-faster stripes are shaved into Lennon's short hair. And actually, it's quite fitting. Along with Theo Walcott, he's one of the Premier League's fastest players. 

Arsenal and Manchester City target Gervinho, otherwise known as Gervais Yao Kouassi, seems to have an absolutely huge forehead. Or atleast that's what his hair makes it look like. He's got an octopus for hair, and it's all held strangely held down with a mere headband.

At Arsenal, strange haircuts seem to be the norm. Kicking off the trend was Bacary Sagna. For every game, bar one, the Frenchman has had these crazy blonde braids in a similar fashion to Gervinho. Like I said about Fellaini, he's amazingly easy to spot on the field.

In tune with the spirit of strange hair, Marouane (Another one?) Chamakh can't decide what to do with his. I honestly can't tell. There's a bit of a mullet in the back, there's a fauxhawk somewhere in there, and then it's slicked down in the front. Ugh, I give up. 

And finally, Johann Djourou's red stripe. No not the beer, Djourou's hair. Showing his love for Arsenal, the Dutchman dyed a stripe of red in his hair to make it known what team he was playing for. As if the jersey wasn't already enough.

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