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


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