Blog: Snoods banned

Joe Ayling | 8 March 2011

The snood, a new-age scarf alternative sweeping the UK, is being banished by football's rule-makers at long last.

Readers of just-style may recall my previous rants about the glorified neck-warmers, but such grumblings will soon be over.

Not only are the freezing winter months coming to an end, but Football's International FA Board (IFAB) is to ban snoods for safety reasons.

"The IFAB agreed that in relation to Law 4 - Players' Equipment, the wearing of snoods should not be permitted," BBC Sport quotes the IFAB as saying.

My major hang-up has not been with the snood product itself, which actually look quite comfortable, but more with its use by wimpy Premiership footballers - who should probably run more if they're getting cold.

My latest, and probably last, rant on snoods would not be complete without mentioning that since the first wave of snood-mania hit in December, trailblazers Manchester City actually issued their substitutes with hot water bottles in a recent FA Cup tie.

What next, balaclavas and Ugg Boots?

Cold snap leads to snood mania


BLOG

US border tax a contentious issue

Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector...

BLOG

Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices o...

BLOG

Trump administration starts to shake up trade

Last week we marked the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States by taking a closer look at what's at stake for the textile and apparel trade – especially his promises t...

BLOG

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing land...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?