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Alex Ferguson Bans Coloured Boots For Man Utd Youth Players

By Ollie Irish


Fergie has banned Man Utd’s youth-team players from wearing anything but black football boots. Of course he has.

First-team defender John O’Shea revealed: “The restrictions are on the youth team. They are told they have to stick to wearing black. Once in the reserve or first-team squad there are no restrictions, but if you are wearing flashy colours and don’t play too well you’re likely to get singled out.”

I’m with Fergie on this one. I detest flashy coloured boots, not necessarily for aesthetic reasons – although most examples look like vulgar – but because they are the most obvious symbol of how materialistic and narcissistic many players have become.

That doesn’t mean I think you have to earn the right to wear coloured boots (see Cristiano Ronaldo), which is a daft concept, but I wouldn’t want a whole coach of team-mates who thought it was cool to say “Hey! Look at me!” either.

Agree/disagree with Fergie here?

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By Ollie Irish on February 23rd, 2010 in Kits & fashion, Man Utd. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

11 Responses to “Alex Ferguson Bans Coloured Boots For Man Utd Youth Players”

  1. The Truth says:

    It’s a good idea for youth teams. Cocky little pricks. Next on the list should be stupid fucking diamond ear-rings.

  2. Ollie says:

    And shaved eyebrows too.

  3. Quincy says:


  4. mizman says:

    also ban the “look at me ” hats an oversized headphones from interviews after the game

  5. AFJ says:

    NO Gloves or the new trend ‘Long-Johns’!!!

  6. kritter says:

    i don’t really think gloves are all that bad. you take a guy who’s lived on or near the equator his whole life (like essien or eboue) and then make him play in a bitter night in liverpool and you’re telling me he’s wearing gloves so that people will look at him and think he’s cool? doubt it. the eyebrow thing does get me though… stupid defoe.

  7. Dunk says:

    Gone are the days of the moustaches and tiny shorts

  8. Hirsty says:

    Well done Fergie! Boots have just gotten out of hand. Give me my classic black Puma King’s any day!

  9. Bryce Desrosier says:

    I hate Fergie but I acutally do like this because now a days all teenagers want to be noticed by what they wear and not how they pla

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