Why Are Footballers Wearing Snoods?
Why Are Footballers Wearing Snoods?
A snood is a type of headwear, traditionally worn by women over the back of their head to keep their hair in place and to keep their head and the backs of their necks warm. Snoods were first worn as early as the 8th century and became fashionable in the middle ages and again in the 1980's when they were known as cowls. With the cold weather now upon us in England and the first snow of winter falling footballers in the premier league have been seen wearing snoods, presumably to keep their necks warm while they are playing. Last weekend nine Premiership players were seen wearing snoods and the woollen neck warmers definitely seem to be the latest fashion accessory. Although a new sight in the Premier league the accessory has been worn by players in Italy and Spain for a while, Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca is credited as being the first player to wear the accessory, more commonly seen on the ski slopes, when he wore the neck warmer several years ago. It wasn't long before several Italian and Spanish players were wearing the accessory to keep warm on the pitch. Carlos Tévez of Manchester City has now been wearing his snood for a while and other players have followed suit, while it is understandable that players from warmer climates may be more susceptible to the cold weather, the new gear has certainly raised a few eyebrows, British players have been seen wearing them too. The commercial opportunity has quickly been seized as Manchester City, who's Emmanuel Adebayor also wears one, and Adidas now offer a range of snoods for supporters and amateur players. พนันออนไลน์ ดีที่สุด Players have worn gloves for a number of years now, and various forms of tights have also been worn to protect the players from the elements. The first tights were worn on the 1970's which provided much hilarity for the watching fans. From a practical view point, a hat and gloves would be a more effective accessory as more body heat is lost through your head and hands rather than your neck. So it seems that snoods are more fashionable than essential, but they will be more readily accepted in today's game, rather than the game of thirty or forty years ago, when the players were likely to have been ridiculed by other players and the fans alike.
 
 

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