Soccer noir

[/media-credit] How did we get back to this?

Last week’s Samp/Udinese match offered lots to discuss, at least one bogus penalty, Quagliarella’s bid at history, why attendance is low at Italian matches. Amidst all of these distractions I found myself wondering about the state of hair in the Italian game. There is a cluster of guys with the frosted look which always comes across as a bit shaggy because of the variability in hair growth and dye aging and then, then you have a cluster of guys who have embraced the Suavecito look replete with a severe part, which feels like it hasn’t been in style since noir.

[/media-credit] Quagliarella’s suavecito look.

There’s Quagliarella himself as Exhibit A but Stefano Oakaka is an equally forceful exponent of the look on the other side of the ball. Between them the hair product outlay must be enormous. Trend or exception?

[/media-credit] Stefano Okaka in a shot that doesn’t quite do justice to his suavecito style.


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