Recognizing a person who needs saving

(Santi Cazorla/Instagram)

Sometimes people need help and just can’t bring themselves to say the words. This is clearly the situation Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla finds himself in, as the people who dress him are making his life miserable.

You can plainly see how uncomfortable he looks in this multi-colored denim and leather nightmare he wore to a red carpet event.

Note the thumb through the belt loop: a classic sign of internalized awkwardness

And at a photoshoot for Arsenal’s Christmas sweater, he was definitely questioning his life choices (while Mesut Özil enjoyed the garment a bit too much).

And here he is wearing a shirt so garish that he had to cover his eyes with some kind of electronic blinding device.

Now compare that to how content he looks when finely dressed and surrounded by other footballing gentlemen. He’s filled with the joy of a boy whose older brother lets him hang out with him and his friends at a wedding, even if it’s just so they can see how drunk they can get the poor kid.

I’m afraid that bringing attention to this matter is all I can do, but if you are in a position to better help Santi, please do. I beg. The man is clearly being held hostage by his stylists and sponsors and it must end now.

Are you happy to do it, Santi? You certainly don’t look it.