August 26th, 2009
Headbands on Footballers: Hot or Not?
Logistically, players with long hair need to keep their hair out of their eyes.
We recognize that. But we rarely deal in reality. We’re here to judge. And when it comes to head bands on boys, you’re either a fan or you’re not.
Mini case study: Dimitar Berbatov (Man Utd).
As you know, we love this man. But his headband usage offends us. It doesn’t appear to actually hold any hair back since the hair in question is rather gelled into place. Said headband sits in an unflattering position on his head. It reminds us that he may be experiencing a situation that requires the HairMax comb.
We also feel Dimi may spend more than 5 minutes adjusting and re-arranging his band in order to get the exact, perfect position. This makes us sad.
However, on a player like Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona), or Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen) we think it works.
It could be made from grass and sticks woven together, it could be an old elastic band found in the tunnel, it could be a shoelace.
It’s functional and low maintenance, and it’s good.
Over to you, Kickettes – hair accessories on footballers – hot or not?