When around identical twins for an extended period of time, one can usually begin to distinguish one from the other. But what about in a game, with 20 other players on the pitch?
That’s the problem Norwich City manager Chris Hughton ran into as he started to bring up the Murphy twins — Josh and Jacob — into the Canaries’ first team. Not to worry, though. The two 18-year-olds already came up with a solution: wear different color boots.
The twins have yet to play a senior game together, but in last week’s FA Cup match against Fulham, Jacob replaced his brother for his first senior team appearance. Josh wore orange boots, while Jacob’s were blue.
From the BBC:
"It’s something we spoke about a while back," Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"It’s not so much in close proximity, because there is a difference between the two and they have different playing styles so I can tell them apart.
"Certainly in possession games that we might play, it’s going to be more difficult to tell them apart."
Hey, whatever works!