In 2002 TikTok wasn’t around like it is today. If someone wanted to make a statement or share what they had on their minds, they literally had to communicate, or even worse — socialize. Paolo Maldini, the Italian soccer player was way ahead of his time.
It is clear that he was taking part in the ‘share the hair’ challenge running on TikTok these days. How else would you explain the phenomenon on his head?
Some Things Are Not Meant to Be
Gabriel Batistuta. The greatest of his generation, one of the best soccer players ever known, and one of the weirdest headpieces ever seen. What was the purpose of this? We don't think it will absorb any perspiration or hold any loose hair back.
Maybe it was a new trend that made Batistuta stand out on the field. Whatever gets you going, dude.
You Used It the Wrong Way
Hair gel is supposed to keep short hair in place. It's usually used for keeping the spikes up or giving the cut a silky edge. Nowhere in the world is hair gel used on long hair, no matter how blond you are.
Except for the Norwegian soccer player Erling Braut Haaland, who used the gel to keep his long blond waves away, however, forgot to take care of the tail left behind. So sad.
When Clint Mathis is happy, the whole world can see. There is no way anyone can stay oblivious to his captivating smile after scoring a goal, like this one when he played against Korea. On the other hand, he might have been so delighted for a completely different reason.
Like the fact that he has a ferret on his head for keeping his bald head warm while chasing the ball. Go figure.
It's One or the Other
One of the beautiful things about soccer is that each and every player brings his (or her) personal touch to make this sport so colorful and so multicultured. Take Roman Torres for example, bringing in all of his Panamanian glory to this match. Inspirational. However, this photo does make us a bit concerned.
We have a feeling Torres might be suffering from a split personality and hasn't decided if he is going for the dreadlocks or for the bleached ends. Either would have been fine, but not both. Never both.