Ozil and 6 other magnificent sportsmen with mullets
The hairstyle of the greats
History proves that there is a rich correlation between terrific sportsmen, and intriguing hairstyles. And like so many magnificent athletes from the past, it seems that Mesut Ozil started his career sporting a gorgeous swashbuckling mullet.
He’s in rich company, as proved after the jump…
Chris Waddle, Football
It seems a shame that Chris Waddle’s name is chiefly synonymous with his hairstyle, because he was probably the greatest winger that England have ever produced. Still, if you’re going to go out looking like that, Chris…
He’s since resorted to something rather more forgettable.
Ian Botham, Cricket
Ahh, old “Beefy” – England’s lionheart during that match when he told the rest of the team to go home so that he could humiliated Australia on his own. Quite a guy. Also proof that the feathery soft-permed mullet was once the choice look amongst tough guys.
He balanced his hair with a beautiful gentleman’s moustache.
Paul Gascoigne, Football
Unfortunately, Gazza was never one to keep the same haircut for more than a few hours. So, as quickly as the mullet appeared, it was gone. Still, for a short window, he set off his wonderful skills with an absolutely lovely hair do.
The Spoiler particularly enjoyed it when he tied it into a womanly ponytail at the back.
Andre Agassi, Tennis
Agassi’s career can be split into two very obvious phases. Phase One found an angry young mulleted rebel who would insist on playing tournaments in cut-off denim hotpants and a boob tube. Then Phase Two when he became really boring, and started actually winning stuff.
The Spoiler prefered Phase One.
Stephen Hendry, Snooker
For a while there, Stephen Hendry was the greatest snooker player around. He had it all – the waistcoat, the soft Scottish accent, the hair that was short and neat on the top, but thrillingly long and majestic at the back. Like a lion’s mane.
Now, we’re not saying that there’s a link, but his hair is standard issue now, and he’s not as good as snooker. Actually, sod it, there is DEFINITELY a link.
Andy Fordham, Darts
For those of you who are far too sophisticated to watch darts, here’s the deal – two inebriated fat men stand swaying in front of a stationary target holding an empty syringe, before hurling it at the “20″, turning around and shouting/throwing up.
Andy Fordham is one of the greatest ever. Like Samson from the bible, he has ridiculous hair.