He’s got a Pineapple on his Head

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In the Forties and Fifties footballers
looked like the thousands who watched
from the terraces. Short back and sides;
and Billy had a quiff.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In the Sixties and Seventies styles changed,
players set trends and the crowd followed,
to the barbers for the latest trim;
and something for the weekend.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Georgie had a Beatle cut,
Bobbie had a comb-over,
Kevin had a perm.
Everyone’s hair grew longer.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 In the Eighties Chris sported that mullet,
the Nineties saw the Mohican, World Cup
Romanians went peroxide, and Jason
had a pineapple on his head.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Since the Noughties football wages
have soared. Premier League millionaires
enjoy lifestyles far distant from fans,
boast hairdos to match.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Colours, styles, shapes and lines
that even those sat in corporate boxes
struggle to copy because of maintenance
costs or dress codes.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Now Gareth has a man bun,
Sadio has dyed lines,
Ayoze has a pompadour.
But anyone can taper, fade.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/hes-got-a-pineapple-on-his-head-2/