Football Lookalikes: Xabi Alonso and the Lion from The Wizard of Oz
Spain launched its new Confederations Cup kit yesterday and, for some reason best known to themselves, all the players had whiskers painted on their face. This gave Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso a look that was straight out of Oz.
See the rest of the feline footballers after the jump.
Apparently, the whiskers were in fact a way of combining a tribal facepaint (something to do with them being hunters going to South Africa) with Adidas’ three-stripes. We know Sergio Ramos normally prefers all-over coverage.
And here is a video from the launch for good measure.