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Samuel Eto'o and the Biggest Football Fashion Faux Pas

Ryan BaileyFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2014

Samuel Eto'o and the Biggest Football Fashion Faux Pas

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    We are quite aware that Samuel Eto'o likes to spend his wages on an ever-increasing fleet of supercars, but it turns out he also likes to splash the cash on terrible clothing.

    This week, Chelsea teammate Oscar snapped Eto'o turning up to training in a leather t-shirt and a baseball cap with a 3D lupine creature on it. For a man of his age—whatever that may be—it's not a good look. 

    The Cameroonian's dodgy threads leads our list of the current footballers who have a tendency to make fashion faux pas. 

Demba Ba

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    Unusual fashion taste must be infectious in the Chelsea dressing room.

    This week, striker Demba Ba posted a picture on Instagram of himself wearing the kind of oversized mountie hat that Pharrell Williams has been very keen on lately. 

    Well, whatever makes him happy.

FC Barcelona

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    After losing pace in La Liga, there has been plenty of debate about the decline of Barcelona recently.

    Could it be that teams aren't scared of players who wear double denim?

Nicklas Bendtner

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    Nicklas Bendtner has had a busy few days of not playing football and rubbing himself against taxis, but he has also taken the time to show us his impressive wardrobe.

    At a UFC fight last weekend, Lord Bendtner turned up looking like an extra from Boardwalk Empire. It's probably the least appropriate outfit you could imagine.

Daniel Sturridge

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    Liverpool had a break in play last week, which meant that striker Daniel Sturridge found enough time to dress up like he was going to perform in a Boyz II Men tribute act. 

    Essentially, this is irrefutable proof that footballers should not be allowed to have the weekend off.

Ashley Cole

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    This is an oldie, but a goodie.

    Back in the days when Ashley Cole was married to the Nation's Sweetheart Cheryl Cole™, the happy couple posed for a photoshoot for the national lottery. 

    The one-button frilly shirt look has haunted the Chelsea star ever since.

Lionel Messi

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    Despite being one of the most celebrated sportsmen on the planet, Lionel Messi seems like a fairly introverted guy, who doesn't draw too much attention to himself away from the field.

    At every Ballon d'Or ceremony, however, he likes to mix things up.

    This year, he turned up wearing a bright red tuxedo, which only succeeded in making Cristiano Ronaldo and his supermodel girlfriend look cooler by comparison.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Cristiano Ronaldo may be at the peak of his professional career right now, but he has committed plenty of sartorial sins along the way. 

    Who could forget the hotpants he wore in LA? The yellow leather jacket he wore to the launch of his own fashion boutique? Or the flower he put in his hair for some reason?

Djibril Cisse

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    Bastia striker Djibril Cisse has his own fashion brand, which apparently grants him a licence to wear some of the most ridiculous clothes imaginable! 

     

    Leave your football fashion faux pas nominations in the comments!

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