Haircuts to a kit-off: how Premier League clubs are filling void for fans

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Twitter accounts of England’s top-flight teams are working hard to engage supporters in the absence of live football

Friday is Fernando Torres’s birthday but forget about Chelsea’s Twitter feed celebrating that goal against Barcelona (cue Gary Neville’s “oooooooooooooooohhhhh!” co-commentary) and meet Sheldon Edwards, proprietor of HD Cutz, a professional barber and star of this week’s episode of Out of the Blue.

The YouTube show may be the current pick of the 20 Premier League clubs’ offerings to fans in their quest to fill the void left by the suspension of football because of coronavirus. Edwards is an engaging character to spend a few minutes with as hair consultant to a plethora of Chelsea players – including Ethan Ampadu, N’Golo Kanté and Ross Barkley, who “keeps it fresh, with two or three [trims] a week” – and who at his Wandsworth premises recites a nice story about Callum Hudson-Odoi and the winger’s father.

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Written by Jamie Jackson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/20/how-premier-league-clubs-are-filling-void-for-fans-twitter-football under the title “Haircuts to a kit-off: how Premier League clubs are filling void for fans”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.