Sit tight, dear friends, for you are about to witness what is undoubtedly the finest example of a Rene Higuita fancy dress costume ever conceived and concocted by the mind of man.
The tip-off came from Daniel Storey, friend o’ Pies (and the newly-crowned FSF Football Writer of the Year, no less!), who shared a photo of the magnificent get-up his friend Ed created for a fancy dress party on Thursday evening.
Mate sent me this fancy dress costume he wore last night. It’s pretty special. pic.twitter.com/VDjaq6qB6b
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) December 9, 2016
Funnily enough, turns out Storey wasn’t over-egging the pudding.
In fact, you might want to position yourself over your antique Victorian fainting couch for this one…
That’s the unmistakable guise of Higuita, fully-splayed in trademark ‘Scorpion Kick’ pose, hovering mere centimetres above the Wembley pitch circa 1995.
He even managed to source an era-appropriate vivid neon goalkeeper jersey to complete the ensemble.
The reverse view shows just how in-depth the costume really was (right down to the auxiliary pair of boots)…
Absolutely world class. Utterly, utterly inspired.
That definitely gets a big ten thumbs-up from Rene…