A TRIBUTE TO FORMER LIVERPOOL AND NEWCASTLE MIDFIELDER BARRY VENISON’S WOEFUL HAIRCUT
As Raheem Sterling proves every time he goes for a new style, the Premier League has been home to some truly woeful haircuts.
Marouane Chamakh, Raul Meireles and even Taribo West have imported some horrendous barnets to England’s top flight over the years.
Bacary Sagna lasted several seasons with a terrible hairstyle until he finally trimmed his locks.
Or who could forget Gervinho’s monstrosity he sported while struggling to break into Arsenal’s first team.
And don’t even get us started on Abel Xavier’s bleached blond beard-and-hair combination. A truly dreadful selection of style.
But one player’s bad haircut trumps all other comers in the Premier League’s history.
Barry Venison not only had a shocking lid, but he stuck to his guns for a number of years, persisting with a mullet so bad, it made Rudy Voller look like a stylish man.
For the best part of a decade, Venison wore a hairstyle that looked as though he’d found a dead woodland animal by the side of the road, washed and conditioned it, before placing the fluffy carcass on top of his head.
It was a horror show when it comes to Premier League haircuts, and he kept it until the late 90s, when he returned to England, joining Southampton after a spell at Galatasaray.
He may have won two Division One titles with Liverpool, but we’ll always remember him for his shit haircut. Here’s to you, Barry Venison.
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