And they were the prize not a forfeit!
Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna has revealed his trademark blond braids are the result of a bet with his father. A teenage Sagna was desperate for a new look, but papa said he could only get the peroxide plats if he scored two goals against a team of adults.
He said: “I was 17 or 18 and playing in the fourth team against the seniors. They were 25 to 30 years of age, and we were teenagers — a young team like Arsenal. But we were playing better than them because we played as a team — we used to do everything together.
“The bet was I had to score two goals to change my hairstyle. That’s my father – not one goal, two! Afterwards, I called him and told him I’d done it. He didn’t believe me but I did it and I remember thinking, ‘Now, I can do what I want.'”
God bless that inept senior team for gifting us Sagna’s luscious locks!