Premature ageing's Charlie Adam - otherwise known as the Premier League footballer most likely to be cast in a Ken Loach film - appeared as a pundit on Match of the Day 2 last night where he confirmed that he is, in fact, the most ridiculous human being in football. Despite aesthetic evidence to the contrary, Adam is just 30 years of age, making him younger than Cristiano Ronaldo and Scarlett Johansson. Adam showed consciousness beyond his years on the BBC last night, where he appeared in this absurd jumper:
Who goes on the BBC in that!? The really rather excellent Match of the Day Shirt Review Facebook page - a kind of Humans of New York page dedicated to accentuating things arguably more important in popular culture - gave their assessment as follows:
Here is how it stacked up against presenter Jason Mohammad and co-pundit Jermaine Jenas:
Some of the reaction was absolutely fantastic:
— Whinger (@stopwiningnow) April 24, 2016
Charlie Adam's jumper looks like one of those illusion images. Is it two people talking or the FA Cup? #motd2
— Matthew Brown (@__MatthewBrown) April 24, 2016
— Lan Lano (@LanLano1) April 24, 2016
Creasing up at Charlie Adam's jumper on #MOTD2. He looks The Flash - only an older, fatter version who has lost his zest for life.
— Tom Clee (@tomclee13) April 24, 2016
Charlie Adam's jumper.....ryder cup circa 1981....with added migraine aura
— Nicholas Hancock (@onenickhancock) April 24, 2016
This is not the first bizarre sartorial choice Adam has made, as he blazed a trail last year in becoming the first man in history to occupy the intersection of 'Golf' and 'Full Kit Wanker' on a Venn Diagram:
All set for the masters pic.twitter.com/zeMqeifCvb
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) April 12, 2015
Adam occasionally hits the headlines when he scores goals from inside his own half, but this is not a goal to be celebrated, as it justifies him trying that same effort a hundred more times in his career until the next goal. Adam strikes you as a man who cannot wait to quit this football lark and focus on lowering his golf handicap and do a bit of punditry for BBC Five Live.
Last night, he took a giant stride towards that. Best to be talked about than not at all.