The Coiffures of History

Perhaps one of our most hard-hitting, important pieces yet. 23 of the most influential hairstyles ever in world football.

And perhaps our most favourite of the 23 is The Jason Lee – the hairstyle that ended a career.

Jason Lee wasn’t exactly the best striker ever but he did himself no favours by furnishing his head with the most noticeable ‘do’ of the early 90’s. It was really only a matter of time before someone picked up this follicle disaster and ran with it and unfortunately for Mr Lee, it was comedy’s voice of English football – Baddiel and Skinner who did.

Every week on their quintessential comedy show ‘Fantasy Football League’ the pair berated the Nottingham Forrest striker for his footballing and hair ineptitudes – lampooning him in skits and attaching a certain tropical fruit to miniature Lee football to y. It only took a couple of weeks before both home and away fans were chanting ‘ He’s got a pineapple on his head ‘ (to the tune of He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands). And soon enough, Mr Lee disappeared into the footballing ether only to reappear in sarcy infographic pieces like this.

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