04
Jul
14

can’t use your hands

july 4, 2014

If you have been watching the World Cup, you’ve probably seen the bizarre ritual where players turn toward the camera and cross their arms as they are announced in the team line-up.

When I saw them, the players’ looked blatantly uncomfortable with these instructions. Their expressions range from ‘roid rage to sulky to defrocked maiden trying to save her modesty, like this:

Sulky-

Photo-7_armCrossing

Angry-

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Modest.

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I was going to post elaborately about this topic but this Slate article beat me to it, in quality and quantity. Enjoy!

 

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