Bale wears skimpy hot-pants and Brad Friedel is still alive.
Spurs’ formerly big-eared superstar Gareth Bale has made no secret of his desire to emulate Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The Welsh forward has copied the Portuguese’s free-kick technique, followed Ronaldo from the wing into a central striking role and styled his hair in a similar way to the former Man United man.
Now Bale, 23, has gone one step further and copied Ronaldo’s penchant for very short shorts.
In this Tottenham Hotspur training video, posted by the club on Instagram, Bale is seen scoring from close-range in what can only be described as hot-pants.
If you were unaware of Ronaldo’s love of skimpy clothes-wear, check out this picture of the 28-year-old with boy-band One Direction (minus the famous one). Alarming? Just a bit.