Bournemouth reveal footballer was wearing a bandage and 'not a hairpiece' during defeat to Liverpool

Baily Cargill appeared to be wearing some sort of hair-piece during last night's Capital One Cup tie

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Many strange things have been seen on a football pitch - from cats to Eric Cantona impersonators.

However, last night's Capital One Cup match between Bournemouth and Liverpool saw something completely original when a player appeared to lose what looked like a wig.

Bournemouth's teenage defender Baily Cargill was bringing the ball out of defence before making a simple pass across midfield. As he did so, something fell from his head.

The 19-year-old took a quick glance at the item, which appeared to be some sort of hair-piece designed to give the impression of a pony-tail, before running off and leaving it on the turf.


However, Bournemouth have since moved to clear up any confusion, revealing on Twitter that Cargill was actually wearing a bandage.


Cargill was a surprise starter for the Championship outfit who were unable to produce a shock against their Premier League rivals.

Raheem Sterling was on target twice with Lazar Markovic scoring a goal in between to put Brendan Rodgers' side in command of the tie. Dan Gosling scored a consolation but it couldn't stop Liverpool from setting up a semi-final meeting against Chelsea.