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Per Spett is Olympics’ Jayson Werth lookalike

(Jens Buettner/EPA)
(Jens Buettner/EPA)

When Swedish skier Per Spett began attracting attention for his Olympics awesomeness this week, something else happened as well: People started noticing a striking resemblance between the bearded Swede and a certain bearded D.C. ballplayer. No, not Ryan Mattheus.


And you have to admit, in some of these fully-dressed photos, in which the particulars of Spett’s facial features are hidden, the resemblance between the men — or at least between their beards — is striking.

(Sergey Ilnitsky/EPA)
(Sergey Ilnitsky/EPA)
(Franck Fifefranck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
(Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
(Sergey Grits/AP)
(Sergey Grits/AP)

Unfortunately, eventually Spett has to take the goggles and the helmet off. And then the sad truth makes itself clear: Per Spett does not actually look very much like Jayson Werth.

But still, try to blot this out of your mind. Leave your mind pure like freshly fallen Sochi snow. In your mind, Per Spett and Jayson Werth could walk into a Baltic borscht house, arm in arm, and make the proprietors drop their sour cream in amazement.

(First blogged by Nats Enquirer and CSN Washington)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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