A Black footballer runs on the pitch with his hair newly braided – then come the comments referring to his “crazy” or “laugh out loud” hairstyle. The subtext is a mockery of Black culture, creativity and identity in a media landscape that has traditionally privileged white beauty standards above all. In this editorial for London-based cult football magazine, Jessica made a series of images that showcase the style of Black footballers’ hair, from George Berry’s afro to Abel Xavier’s canerow mohawk and Bas Savage’s brightly coloured dyed and patterned look.