Don’t quite now how to cover this one, but fair to say that the competition for the weirdest sporting photo of 2013 has been ruled almost obsolete on New Year’s Day.
A Leeds United supporting parent actually deemed it appropriate to engineer a photo opportunity with player El Hadji Diouf by blacking up his child and giving him a bleached blonde mohican.
It really is a complete moral cock up, but the child quickly became a Twitter ‘star’. Quite why you feel the necessity to go the whole hog to display your love for Dioufy is unclear to be honest.
Ex-Leeds player Robert Snodgrass waded into the debate on Twitter:
Can’t a kid @LufcKai dress up as one of his favourite players these days without people moaning . We were kids once . #worldsgonemad
Can’t a kid show that he loves a player without resorting to offensive imagery instigated by a parent that should be ashamed? #worldsgonemad