EPL: Carlos Tevez, David Silva and the Warmest Necks in English Football

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EPL: Carlos Tevez, David Silva and the Warmest Necks in English Football
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A snood is a type of head wear, traditionally worn by women over the back of their head to keep their hair in place and to keep their head and the backs of their necks warm. Snoods were first worn as early as the 8th century and became fashionable in the middle ages and again in the 1980's when they were known as cowls. 

Early adopters of this new trend include Gianluca Pagliuca, Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti.  The former ski slope accessory has now invaded the tough tackling premier league.

  Tevez has launched the snood into British popular culture along with Emmanuel Adebayor last year.   Tevez and other players from warmer cultures have an excuse to wear this new and trendy accessory during the harsh British winter, players from European countries, not so much. 

Regardless of how ridiculous I think snoods are, I'm not one to impose a regulation that doesn't affect performance.  However, FIFA thinks otherwise and recently stated that the IFAB, the game's law-making body, will discuss the issue on 5th March and a decision is then set to be made.

A FIFA spokesman said: "We want a debate over the snood and whether it could be dangerous.

"There may be a safety issue - if for example a player was running through on goal and an opponent grabbed his snood, that could pose a potential danger to his neck."

In my opinion FIFA has bigger things to worry about, but here are the most famous soccer players making a case for the snood and its incredible warmth.

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