“It’s like a fashion accessory and personally, I think it’s typical of the modern footballer. I don’t want to seem like a dinosaur but I think the modern game is full of players who are of the ‘softer option’ when it comes to playing football. I would see it as a weakness, slightly, that they’re not a real man.”
~ Tony Cascarino, on the neck warmers being worn by footballers in the Premier League. BBC trend piece here. I’m waiting for the NYTimes Thursday style piece documenting how this trend jumped to the hipster. I expect it in about two weeks.