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Twitter loves Micah Richards’ hair, but which footballer has the best hairstyle?

Bruno Cooke June 16, 2021
Twitter loves Micah Richards’ hair, but which footballer has the best hairstyle?
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Twitter praise for former professional footballer Micah Richards’ hair – both its cut and his natural hairline – comes in a constant burble. Why do fans like his haircut so much, and which footballer has the best hairstyle?

How would you describe Micah Richards’ hair?

Appraisals of Richards’ hairline vary. Some bluntly proclaim it “MAD” (with four exclamation marks). Meanwhile others say its straight edge resembles that of a Lego brick.

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Another user expressed their envy by comparing it to their own, which they likened to Steve Macdonald’s – a character from British soap opera Coronation Street.

Previously, he sported “his own interpretation of the Gallas mohican”, wrote Who Ate All The Pies in 2008.

William Gallas, a French former professional footballer, played for Chelsea in the early aughts.

Who did Micah Richards play for?

Born 1988, Richards spent his professional football career with Manchester City and then Aston Villa, as well as Italy’s Fiorentina.

Amassing 245 appearances for Manchester City, he won a Premier League title and an FA Cup. He played 31 times for Aston Villa, while on loan, between 2015 and 2016.

When he made his England debut in November 2006, he became the youngest defender to be called up to the squad.

This year, he joined the lineup of BBC pundits for Euro 2020.

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Which other footballers have earned praise for their hair?

Roman Torres previously sported a haircut one Twitter user described as looking “like a pineapple”.

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Sadio Mané, meanwhile, has generated traffic on Twitter for his hairline – comparable, though different, to Micah Richards’ – as well as his blond streak.

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Finally, Roberto Firmino showed off his new hairstyle during a training session in June last year, which fans seemed to find amusing.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or