Oh, Lionel Messi. It’s possible we at the FOX Soccer Blog just aren’t fashion-forward enough to understand what’s going on here. Or, perhaps whatever deity blessed you with the uncanny ability with a football neglected your sense of fashion.
Not a bad trade, in our opinion, but this latest ensemble has us wavering. Messi received his 2013 Golden Boot award on Tuesday, donning a jacket that looked more like it belonged on a washed-up rock star than a transcendent soccer god.
Now, we’re all prone to the occasional fashion disaster, but Messi seems to have made a habit of iffy choices. For example:
Messi rocked this polka-dot number earlier this year to the Ballon d’Or presentation.
A year prior, Messi opted to go with a softer look … ensconcing himself in velvet.
But it’s not all bad for the Argentine wonder. He got it right in 2011 when collecting the second of his many Ballon d’Or trophies.
Not too shabby, Leo. There’s still some hope.
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