A Crack essay, by Alek :3
Continuing my set of footballers who look like other people (all of whom have been a German and an Englishman so far) I present you with this:
This is Jason Orange from Take That, a very popular British boy band.
This is Howard Donald, also from Take That.
The two together are often thought of as a couple by the Take That fandom.
And this is Arne Friedrich. He’s a German football player.
Despite only being around 10 years younger, I believe, through the magic of love and crack fuelled fandom weirdness, that he is their mystical time-bending lovechild from another country.
First, appearance. It is no secret to my followers that as a fan of Arne first, I used to refer to Jason Orange as the one who looks like Arne.
Looking at them now, there are similarities, most notably their jaw that make them look similar. But as time went by and Arne grew fuzzier, I started to think he closer resembles Howard.
And then suddenly, it all clicked! Not only in terms of physical features, Arne had also been emulating his mystical British parents in hiss sense of style. Affectionately names Prince Arne by English speaking fans, he’s got both Jason and Howard’s sharp sense of style in terms of his manner of dress.
Like Jason, he often sports hipster-esque pieces like scarves and sweaters.
And from Howard, he got his style of putting outfits together, like scarf-blazer-jeans combos and very casual beanies with leather jackets.
It is no wonder then, that Arne manages to follow in his crack!parents’ footsteps, not always in positive ways, such as poorly thought-through descisions on hairstyles.
And very unfortunate cheesy suggestive photoshoots.
So then, I do not think it is really a question of how Arne manages to spread his love so freely and welcomely among his peers like so:
When the truth of the matter is, he’s just taking after his parents.
I just want to reblog this again because it is incredibly relevant to my interests.
- Donage, always relevant.
- I just read that Chicago Fire are interested in signing Friedrich. Normally I look at the MLS as the place Europe sends their aging players out to pasture, but I don’t care because Friedrich, boo, come to me with your Disney Prince hair and your Donage good looks and your awesomeness. (By “me” I mean Chicago and I will come to you when Chicago plays Toronto in April and I will squee over Frings and Friedrich being in the same place at the same time again.
What? Arne in the MLS? Noohoo *cries* It’s enough with having Torsten moved there. I’m sorry, but Arne my sweet darling, why??
Plus, any excuse is good to reblog this brilliance of a post again *grins*
Noooooo but Torsten is on my home team! I like him here
even if this city has nothing but miserable sports teams.
And really, the MLS is better than nothing… it’s not official yet, Chicago have confirmed they’re interested but nothing’s signed yet.
Oh look I reblogged it again, oops.
I regret nothing.
I also need to reblogg it once again, because it’s brilliant