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A big-boned non-league striker rocked up to the final game of his season sporting a haircut most associated with the Brazilian Ronaldo.
Gregg Smith was featuring for Spalding United as they hosted Chasetown in the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands in the weekend just gone. Somewhat of a legend of non-league, Smith started the game up-front for the Tulips.
Spalding are the seventh club of Smith's journeyman career, with this being his second spell at the Sir Halley Stewart Field. He rejoined Spalding ahead of the current season and played a crucial role in their final day win over Chasetown.
Just after the hour mark, Smith collected the ball in the box with his back to goal and a defender on his back. Three more defenders came in to try to tackle him, but the towering striker shielded the ball excellently.
After escaping his four markers, Smith cut towards the outside of the box before a heavy touch sent the ball towards Dylan Edge. The Spalding star fired a first-time shot that went over the keeper and in, to hand the hosts their final win of the season.
But it was Smith's hair that caught the attention of many, with Smith having shaved off all but a small strip at the front of his scalp. It was a trim reminiscent of Ronaldo back in the 2002 World Cup when he sported a similar haircut for Brazil.
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With the pictures of him being posted online, Smith took to Twitter to reveal the reasons behind his special haircut. He wrote: "Enjoyed that one bit of banter great win to the end of the season #lovewinning."
Fans also delighted in Smith's trim, with some highlighting its closeness to Ronaldo by posting the Brazil emoji. One supporter added: Best thing I’ve seen all day," with another saying: "Love that big man."
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