Here’s a photo of Alex Ovechkin dressed as a throw rug, via our good friends at Houses of the Hockey. Apparently, it was taken during a surprise appearance made by the Russian superstar during halftime of a Russian Premier League soccer match, at which he was presented with a traditional Dagestani burka (the stylish torso covering) and papakha (the Chaka Khan-looking hat). It’s a little less odd once you know the context (as most things are), but it remains odd nonetheless, especially since it bears a striking resemblance to the iconic album cover for Funkadelic’s classic Maggot Brain (home of the best guitar solo of all time).
I’m sure if there were a few more hockey fans had the funk, someone else might have noticed the similarity between the two images, but, sad to say, you are a funkless, funkless lot. So’s Alex Ovechkin, mind you. After hearing him sing the Eastern Motors jingle, I’m convinced that he’s the least funky person on the planet.
Anyway. I’ve made the visual correlation a little easier to spot. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Ovechkadelic.
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