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Reasons Why Some Footballers Do Rasta (Opinion).

Rasta seem to have become a norm among modern young players especially African or Black players.

The Picture above is the players of Hearts of Oak during their CAF Champions League match against Weedad Casablanca of Morocco.

Almost every footballer now wants to have a Rasta to show that he is a footballer.

Let us take a look at possible reasons why players do Rasta especially African players.


Some players grow their hair just to look nice or for fun. Due to the shape of a person head, the fellow might do Rasta to cover it and look nice.


Especially defenders, they grow their hair for the sake of heading the ball since they mostly face Ariel balls. Heading the ball without enough hair might be unhealthy for them as a result, they grow their hair into Rasta to help them head balls out. There are and were defenders who played without Rasta and still heads balls. Roberto Carlos, John Mensah, Sammy Kuffour and Antonio Rudiger are examples. 

Peer Influence

Especially English players, almost every young black player who represents England has a Rasta and it is mostly seen that they follow the same trend of hair styles. Raheem Sterling seem to be the senior player among them who comes with new styles and the rest follows.

Players like Callum Hudson Odoi, Christian Astu, Tammy Abraham and many more grew up without Rasta but finally had to do some. For these players, one could say it is done for fashion or due to peer influence.

Having Rasta is not something bad but African or Black players seem to make it looks like a norm for upcoming footballers.

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Hearts of Oak Rasta Roberto Carlos


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