Sir Alex Ferguson has banned his Manchester United players from wearing snoods during matches. The Scot spoke up against football’s latest fashion fad by saying they were for “powder puffs”.
He said: “Real men don’t wear things like that. Get ’em off.”
The Premier League’s snood cognoscenti of Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure, Mario Balotelli, Samir Nasri, Pepe Reina and, erm, DJ Campbell might disagree. But Fergie’s charges past and present are on message.
Rio Ferdinand tweeted: “You won’t see a Man Utd player wearing a snood.”
Meanwhile, United legend and Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane is equally baffled by the new craze.
He said: “Don’t get me started. I don’t know how they do it. It’s very strange. Gloves, scarves, I think somebody came on a few weeks ago for [Manchester] City who had a hat on.
“I don’t know how they do it and focus on the game, it’s weird. That’s the way the game’s gone.”
You would imagine the thought had crossed Nani’s mind once or twice.