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Sagna: My Hair Was A Bet

Sagna: My Hair Was A Bet

ARSENAL`S Bacary Sagna has revealed the secret behind his distinctive blond braids that have become his Premier League trademark.

He tells Champions Magazine that his locks were the 'reward` for winning a bet with his demanding father, Bassirou.

"Ah, the hair," says the Frenchman when asked about his golden curtain. "I was 17 or 18 and playing in the fourth team against the seniors. They were 25 to 30 years of age, and we were teenagers, a young team like Arsenal.

"But we were playing better than them because we played as a team; we used to do everything together. The bet was I had to score two goals to change my hairstyle.

"That`s my father - not one, two! Afterwards, I called him and told him I`d done it. He didn`t believe me, but I did it and I remember thinking, 'Now, I can do what I want.`"

While Sagna no longer remembers why he selected his attention-grabbing style, he is amused by the idea that the bouncing braids might be enough to stop an opponent in his tracks. "It can happen, no? They have to be careful, stay away from me."

There is another warning when it comes to his team. Sagna agrees with Wenger that Arsenal are close to achieving something special, to making the beauty of their passing game into a weapon consistently lethal enough to win silverware.

"Of course we can do it," he says. "Last year I don`t know what we missed, but it was nothing. At the beginning of last season we were sleeping. I don`t know why… maybe we were still on holiday. But when we started playing our own game, when we realised, we played better football."


Article courtesy of Champions Magazine, which is out now (Monday)



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday September 7 2009
Time: 12:31PM

Comments

0
Normally when you end up with an abomination like that it generally means you lost the bet Bacs!
nikolaijns
07/09/2009 14:26:00
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I dont understand how looking like a tarantula can be considered a victory
HuddersfieldYiddo
07/09/2009 14:46:00
0
He looks like that Mario Boss.
k_chelski
07/09/2009 17:33:00
0
Did you see bald Sagna against Sunderland?
Tom14
07/09/2009 17:36:00
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Lol Tom that was a disaster. He cuts his braids for one game and he had possibly his worst game that season! Personally, I think they're great. Definately not something I'd have myself, but he looks like some kind of strange tribal warrior with those locks bouncing as he bombs forward. Very intimidating.
ArsenalRob
07/09/2009 20:28:00
0
When he first signed for us, I downright hated his hair, but once I saw that he was quickly becoming the best right back in the league, I forgot all about that.
gunnerkid107
07/09/2009 21:07:00
0
agree with niko, would've sworn he had lost the bet
Ozi Gooner
08/09/2009 00:09:00
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I absolutely love his locks! Also don't you think he's one of the most lovely chaps in football, for example if you read/watch his interviews. So grounded so humble it's quite extraordinary for someone so consistently good.
GoonerLou
08/09/2009 01:33:00
0
I'd eat his hair for $100
FuiKaka
08/09/2009 09:48:00
0
On reading the headline, I thought he lost the bet!
LeeCookFan
08/09/2009 10:11:00
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