February 04, 2011
Samir Nasri, getting choked to death by his gullet warmer.
The snood trend has overtaken the world of football and dominated the banter between awful commentators for months and now, FIFA is seriously considering action against them. Not because they look goofy or because a now unemployed Roy Keane might soon begin his crusade to murder anyone who wears them, but because they could be deadly!
OK, maybe not deadly. But somehow dangerous. From the Independent:
FIFA have put the wearing of the neck-warmer up for discussion at the meeting of the game's law-making body, the International FA Board (IFAB), on March 5.
A FIFA spokesman said: "We want a debate over the snood and whether it could be dangerous. There may be a safety issue - if for example a player was running through on goal and an opponent grabbed his snood, that could pose a potential danger to his neck."
By that logic, they should probably consider banning shirts with collars and long hair, too.
In truth, this sudden questioning of whether snoods are dangerous has nothing to do with neck safety at all and everything to do with how Julio Cesar now looks like some kind of Christmas elf when he takes the pitch...
At this point he should really just wear a balaclava and a Green Man bodysuit.
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