Some hairstyles earn their place in the history of fashion. Others…are better left to the sands of time. The hairdo that United States player Brek Shea is sporting in this picture is one in the latter camp. Back in 2009, Shea was working on his dribble while he had an absolute peacock of a style atop his head. They look like they could be needles or literal feathers.
If you lean back and squint a little bit, it also looks like he could be wearing a crown on his head, though the section in the back defies a similar explanation. Doesn’t look good, though.
Trainee Jedi grow their hair out in a long rat tail, kept clean and tidy until they're ready to take up the mantle of a Jedi Knight. Once that happens, the tail is cut off in a symbolic ceremony. Roberto Baggio must be one of the oldest Padawans at the temple, then, because he's still rocking the tail long after he's supposed to.
Maybe, someone who is supposed to be styling him is dropping the ball. Most of his head looks fine, but the tail really just has to go. The picture is a few years old, which means it might have only gotten longer.
Hairstyles of the Past
This ancient athlete is none other than English footballer Bobby Charlton of the England World Cup team in 1966. Was this post-practice? Maybe right after a game? We can't say, but it looks like Charlton needs to hit the showers and grab a comb. Charlton was only twenty-nine when this picture was taken, but he looks like he could be in his forties.
A lot of times, people looked older in the past for one reason or another – the cameras, less sunscreen, and fashions that “seem older” to younger people. We don't have a quick explanation for Charlton's near-elderly look, though.
You Missed a Spot
Argentina forward Rodrigo Palacia, on the left, is making a big move with the ball in this picture, but what's that? There's something hanging onto his head! Oh, no, wait, that's a little ponytail of thin hair. Even though the rest of his head is shaven totally short, he still has that long tail trailing behind him.
We're starting to think that there's some sort of pool going on who can come up with the worst – or at least the most noticeable – haircut. We wouldn't go so far as to call this the worst haircut ever, but it certainly does raise some eyebrows.
The First Two Must Have Been Terrible
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana wants you to know his favorite number. Is it the number of toes he has left? The number of kids watching him play? No, it's simply his jersey number – which honestly we should have thought of first. Still, even if he was number one we wouldn't have recommended this 'do, which has a little bit of color on the side of the head and a mohawk on top.
It...certainly draws the eye, and is perhaps the most positive thing we can say about it. Still, we doubt that Gyan kept this look around for very long.