Iceland's Hallfredsson reveals naked chess hobby on Instagram!

ShareClose Comments
The Udinese star snapped himself playing the board game wearing just a pair of red slippers, in a hilarious post-World Cup qualification photo

Footballers have many ways to unwind after the stresses of a big game, but Emil Hallfredsson's hobby might just be the strangest of them all!

The Udinese and Iceland midfielder had reason to celebrate this week after helping his nation clinch their first-ever World Cup berth, becoming in turn the smallest country ever to qualify for a finals.

Iceland 150/1 to win World Cup

And he chose to mark that historic moment with a game of naked chess, as he donned just a pair of red slippers for the ancient board game. 

 

The art of playing chess wearing shoes. Skák og mát Fredrico #roadtorussia #russia18

Article continues below

A post shared by Emil Hallfreðsson (@emilhallfreds) on

"The art of chess wearing shoes," Hallfredsson wrote on his Instagram to explain the picture, as he looked extremely focused - and extremely short of clothing - in the game. 

Luckily a strategic lean shields the viewer's gaze from anything more explicit, proving that the player at least knows how to protect his own rook from unwanted attentions!

Next article:
Barcelona team news: Rakitic benched as Catalans face Olympiakos
Next article:
Man Utd team news: Rashford starts for Red Devils against Benfica in Champions League
Next article:
FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: De Gea & Thiago lead TOTW5
Next article:
U17 World Cup: Brazil 3-0 Honduras: Silky smooth Selecao surge past Los Catrachos
Next article:
Red Star Belgrade vs Arsenal: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview
Close