Today is the day. I’m more than a little excited to say that Euro 2016 starts tonight with the opening match between host nation France and Romania starting at 8pm. And whilst I am genuinely excited as a fan of football, I know that a lot of people (women in particular) do not relish the prospect of their television being taken over for the next three weeks with football, football and football.
But, fear not, because even if football is not quite your thing, there are other attractions that must be taken into account, and that is the very hot footballers, who, these days, all seem to have perfectly groomed beards. If there was any further proof needed that this is the age of the beard, Euro 2016 is it. These are the beards du Jour, clipped, washed in beard oil and then teased perfectly into place. I’m guessing that all these footballers spend quite a bit of time on the Startifacts site, where you can read all about the latest men’s grooming products, including beard trimmers and shavers.
Leading the line for the best beard has to be the gorgeous Olivier Giroud. He’s promising to dye his beard the colour of the French Tricolor if France win the Euros – that would definitely be worth seeing. His team-mates Benoit Costil (who could be his twin quite frankly) and Yohan Cabaye also fit the bill of being hot, French and bearded. For Spain we have the bearded and tattooed Sergio Ramos, whilst Italy has the perfect Graziano Pelle to delight those with a Latin crush.
Giroud – C’est Magnifique!
Are you excited for the Euros or are you going to be a football widow for the next few weeks? Who are you backing to win?