April 30, 2014 | 7:51 am
Gervinho: The lovechild of Tyra Banks and Klingon Worf.
By Alex Giardini
They call it the beautiful game.
Known as “football” everywhere except America, soccer is arguably the biggest sport in the world, beloved by fans of all ethnicities and social classes. To its devoted hordes of followers, soccer is the only sport worth getting set on fire over. But for what it’s worth, soccer is also guilty of allowing millionaire athletes the liberty to express themselves however they want. The star players don’t just have supermodel girlfriends and Calvin Klein underwear modeling contracts; they often feel the need to wear ridiculous and horrendous hairstyles.
On one hand, these bizarre hairstyles are an effective way for the players to be correctly identified on a giant field. On the other hand, they inspire young children and teenagers to mimic them, which probably leads to some regrettable appearances in family photo books years later.
Here’s a list of the 15 worst hairstyles in soccer today, worn by some incredibly talented buffoons. If we’ve left out any good ones, let us know on twitter @HolyTaco.