Garth Crooks v Paul Pogba
Every Monday on the BBC’s website, Garth Crooks picks his Premier League team of the week.
Not only does Crooks select his players, but he also goes into detail to back up his selections.
Earlier in the year, Crooks ticked off Man United fans with comments about Paul Pogba.
The BBC pundit opened up himself to ridicule for slamming the Man United star for what he does with his hair.
Back in October, after Man United drew with Stoke, Crooks wrote:
Granted, a hairstyle is not going to determine how well he can control a ball or make a pass, but it does say something about where his mind is at the moment.
If you are going to attract attention to yourself on a football pitch do it with goals and performances, not cheap gimmicks and marketing tricks.
Targetting Chelsea’s Bakayoko
But Pogba isn’t the only player Crooks has gone after.
He’s also slammed Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for following in Pogba’s footsteps.
At the end of October Bakayoko dyed his hair blue. That lead Crooks into writing:
The time and effort it must take the Frenchman to manicure and dye his hair – it was blue this week, and I dread to think what colour it will be next week – could be far better spent either on the training pitch or perfecting his English.
The topic of Bakayoko’s hair was back on the agenda for Crooks this Monday.
In what’s clearly an obsession for the BBC employee, this weekend Crooks has applauded the Chelsea star for getting his look in order.
And Crooks is humbly taking all the credit, as he wrote:
I’m also delighted the Spain international took my advice some weeks ago and told Tiemoue Bakayoko to get rid of that ridiculous blue rinse in his hair, and get down to working hard in training to produce the form that got him a move to the Bridge in the first place.
The Frenchman can play but must realise that distractions like fancy hairstyles don’t help when you want to be taken seriously.
Chelsea may be struggling to retain the Premier League title but there are still big trophies on offer and Azpilicueta will need all his team-mates – including Bakayoko – on point if they are to get their hands on any of them.