Sir Alex leads by example….with his hilarious red head warmer.
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HARDLINE boss Sir Alex Ferguson has banned his Man Utd stars from wearing trendy snoods – declaring: “They’re for powder puffs.”
The iron-fisted Scot, 68, instructed the squad to brave the cold without the circular scarfs.
He told them: “Real men don’t wear things like that. Get ’em off.”
The garment has become increasingly popular in British football during the cold snap, especially with foreign players.
Snood wearers include Man City’s Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli.
Arsenal’s Samir Nasri and Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina are also fans.
But United defender Rio Ferdinand, 32, wrote online: “You won’t see a Man Utd player wearing a snood.”
Ex-Leeds United hardman Norman Hunter, 67, added: “Fergie’s of the old guard that wouldn’t want players running out in that.
“They just look uncomfortable. If anybody grabbed you from behind, they could almost throttle you.”(The Sun)
One wonders if the club shop does however sell Snoods to the masses? Also, Norman “Bite your legs” Hunter’s assertion that you could be strangled by an opposition player seems absurd as I would imagine throttling a player is almost certainly a red card offence.
Personally if a player wants to wear a Snood, gloves or even leggings then that is for them to decide and of course for the supporters on the terraces to then harangue them for doing so.
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