March 1st, 2010
So Earthy: Environmentally-Friendly Footballers
Whether they’re jetting around the world for matches or engaging in ‘Mine’s bigger than yours’ vehicular contests, footballers are rarely accused of being environmentally friendly.
However, Nike recently demonstrated that even the must humble of household objects can be utilised in the battle to reverse climate change.
This got us to thinking. A little research (conducted in a totally carbon neutral environment, natch), indicated that while some ‘ballers should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves in the global warming department, a few surprising faces are taking baby steps in the crusade to save the planet.
THE TREE HUGGERS (Sort of)
Environmentalism is nothing new for C-Ron. After all, he can usually be seen demonstrating his support for a decrease in cotton production by wearing alarmingly small shorts. And as evidenced in the above photo, Cristiano is considering a move to a smaller home, a great way of lowering one’s carbon footprint.
Iker Casillas has been a staunch recycler for many a year. One glance at his wardrobe confirms he buys nearly all of his clothing from rummage sales.
Let’s not forget El Hadj Diouf, a man regularly apprehended and detained by the Fashion & Sartorial Elegance Police (Bling-Bling wing). Full props to Mr D – as you can see here in this completely un-doctored photograph – for recently taking delivery of a new SmartCar.
THE GLOBAL OFFENDERS
Boffins have concluded that between them the Beckhams are single-handledly responsible for all climate change on the planet today. (Well, that’s not quite true, but let’s go with it.) Therefore, we have decided that we are going to kidnap Dave & Vicky and lock them in the Kickette broom cupboard until further notice. Global crisis solved. Can someone call Oprah?
Yes, we love him. (Really love him.) But come on, Yoann, luv. The production of mascara often requires a lot of tiny fluffy creatures to suffer so that you can stare lovingly at us in photos with those beautiful, long, gorgeous, lovely, long… Where were we? Oh, yes. Eyelashes.
Above image copyright L’Equipe.
Anyone else we’ve left off the environmental kudos/killers list?