Diego Maradona grows a magnificent beard!
“Diego! Diego!… why have you grown a beard?”
Footballers have a very uppy-downy relationship with facial hair. On some, it looks magnificent – Socrates, Gattuso, occasionally Beckham. Whilst on others, it can look rubbish, such as in the case of Benitez when he opted for “the full musketeer”, or Gary Neville, who aimed somewhere in the region of Johnny Depp, but ended up closer to Roland Rat.
Hence, The Spoiler is pleased to report a sudden upsurge on the “good beard” football barometer, with Diego Maradona now sporting a nice salt and pepper furnishing, which somehow makes him look less like a total maniac, and more like football’s Obe Wan Kenobi. It gives him a certain knowing gravitas.
Good for Diego.