THERE'S A STARMAN, PLAYING ON THE RIGHT.
David Bowie wasn’t a known football fan, but he still managed to leave his own indelible cultural stamp on the beautiful game.
It’s reflected in the Wales fans who created a brilliant Starman chant in 2017, prompting similar offerings from many other teams.
But perhaps his greatest, and least recognised cultural contribution, comes in the sartorial stylings of League One football sides.
Enter journalist Hannah Al-Othman, who has used the music icon to create one of the best examples of a recent Twitter craze where famous faces are depicted as less famous things. First we had Kate Bush as Quality Streets and even Theresa May as different bus routes across the East Midlands.
Hannah’s thread is one of the best, and shows how Bowie’s eternally evolving style is seemingly reflected in the League One strips for the 2018/2019 season.
There’s quite a few examples, so we’ve included a few of the funniest examples below. Still, it’s worth checking out the thread in its magnificent entirety if you have the time. Over to Hannah.
Bowie, of course, would have seen the trend coming from a mile off.
When Jeremy Paxman grilled him on the web in 1999, he predicted: ““I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable.
“I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying.”
By exhilarating, we can only assume that he was referring to the idea of having his genius condensed into a pithy Twitter thread featuring the third tier of English football. Of course.
All together now: “THERE’S A STARMAN, PLAYING ON THE RIGHT”…