armchair cultural observation since 1995

The John Edwards of soccer

Do you remember how before he finally admitted to cheating on his cancer-stricken wife former presidential candidate John Edwards was dogged by a scandal involving $400 haircuts?

Well, Russian football star Andrei Arshavin might just be the pre-sex scandal John Edwards of the soccer world.

The recent Arsenal addition has reportedly refused out of superstition to get a haircut in London and will instead be flying his stylist in from St. Petersburg whenever he needs a fresh one.

When you sign a deal worth more than $20 million American to kick a ball around a field, you can afford the luxury of hand-picking a stylist to the stars.

But seriously, we’re talking about a footballer here. How inflated does his ego have to be to pay $400-plus to fly in a stylist to cut and style his mop top?

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