Blog: Cold snap leads to snood mania

Joe Ayling | 8 December 2010

A curiously-named variation of the scarf is sweeping across the UK as wimpy footballers try to stave off the cold weather.

The 'snood', which is pulled over the head rather than needing to be wrapped around the neck, is being adopted by sports 'men' and musicians alike.

During an unseasonably cold lead-up to Christmas in the UK, retailers like Gap and Next are stocking up on snoods big time. Just one click brings up dozens.

While snoods hold a certain appeal to me as a fashion accessory, they will not be making my Christmas list as a football item for a few reasons.

Firstly, I can see the snood doubling up as a kind of 'leash' while playing competitive sports at the rock-bottom level I do. Secondly, a grown man wearing a scarf while doing exercise can only lead to widespread laughter and verbal abuse too.

So while temptingly cosy, the snood is not the complete answer to Britain's big freeze chaos.


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