FIFA panel to look at banning snoods as unsafe

BY foxsports • February 4, 2011

FIFA is to discuss giving the cold shoulder to neck warmers worn by football players.

IFAB, football's rules-making panel, will debate next month if snoods, loose-fitting neck scarves, are a safety risk on the field.

No player is believed to have been choked by his own snood but football's Law 4 relating to players' equipment states that they ''must not wear anything that is dangerous to himself.''

Snoods became popular in the Premier League this season, with Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez and Arsenal forward Samir Nasri among the fashion leaders.

They were previously worn by Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Brazil defender Daniel Alves at the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa.

IFAB will meet March 5 in Wales.

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