Fiorentina has had its share of tonsorially eccentric players. Sebastien Frey’s frosted tips and muttonchops look stands out as a recent favorite, of course, but there are plenty of others. Alberto Gilardino’s center-part-and-curtains was hilarious in a boy band sort of way. Juan Manuel Vargas offered the sleek flowing locks and chinstrap of the bassist in an early 2000s hardcore band. Stevan Jovetić had a mane. Facundo Roncaglia offered a subtly intimidating mullet. Carlos Sánchez rocked a fro that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Parliament Funkadelic. Jasmin Kurtić opted for a cut that looked like it was delivered via weedwhacker.
The current crop of Viola players, however, are considerably more restrained. Perhaps it’s just the fashion of the time to look a bit more clean cut, but it feels like there haven’t been any really crazy dos for a minute on this team. And that’s a dang shame, because one of the best parts about watching this game is the characters that play it. And one of the best things about the characters who play it is that they express themselves through their fashion.
So who’s got the best top on the team right now?
This poll is closed
Bartłomiej Drągowski on the strength of his 19th-century hussar beard.
Martín Cáceres for perfectly conforming to the Platonic ideal of a long-haired South American hard man.
Federico Ceccherini always looks like he literally just rolled out of bed.
Lorenzo Venuti combines that classic ponytail-and-headband look with a piratical assembly of facial hair that swashbuckles its way to my heart.
Marco Benassi has the most obsessively perfect fade combined with the most casual beard and it’s just very funny.
Federico Chiesa has that thick but classic mop top that hearkens back to a gentler, more innocent era of calcio, when wingers would take a moment for a drag on a cigarette in the middle of a match.
Beppe Iachini has the most iconic head topper in Tuscany and we don’t even know what his hair looks like.
Someone else I’ll name in the comments.
Here’s your weekend thread for whatever’s on your mind. Stay loose.