There is never a shortage of bizarre items that creep their way onto Football Twitter, from outlandish debates to peculiar narratives, FT can be a real cesspit for everything that makes your mind wobble.
But occasionally, and we stress occasionally, a bit of gold finds its way onto the platform, much like this Francis Bourgeois parody we came across last month.
In a similarly comedic vein, our latest discovery centers around odd pieces of original artwork, involving the mugs of your favorite Footballers with some freakish tweaks.
Created by artist Pete Sibley, these football sketches are scary good, and we mean that literally.
For instance, check out this godforsaken fusion of Pep Guardiola and Erling Haaland, aptly named ‘Guardihaaland’.
Good luck sleeping tonight.
This isn’t even the worst of it, as the sketch that had us petrified blends together Ben Godfrey and Cod, bringing to life a proper nightmare.
Fortunately, not all of the sketches are so harrowing, and some even manage to tickle the funny bone.
One such example that has actually gained a bit of popularity online brings together Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and South Park character Mr Mackey.
For the uninitiated, South Park is an extremely popular animated TV show loaded with satire and adult humor.
It features a character named Mr Mackey, who is a guidance counsellor by profession and is known to possess a passable sense of morality, at least by South Park standards.
Aside from offering dubious advice to young children, Mr Mackey is known for his balloon-headed appearance, paired with a very slender body.
Naturally, his bloated head sticks out, becoming a major part of his personality.
The mashup itself borrows the balloon-head and sticks it on top of Havertz’s trim frame, with some exaggerated facial features thrown in for good measure.
His minor overbite is greatly enhanced, and so are his eyes, hair, nose and ears.
For those wondering how the artist may have landed on the idea in the first place, we figure it’s a play on the German’s name.
‘Kai’ with a slight alteration can become ‘Kay’, which aligns directly with Mr Mackey’s signature catchphrase ‘mmm’kay’
With the reference nailed down, it was all about bringing the vision to light, and the execution itself is certainly top-notch.
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