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.
Per Spett, Swedish mogul skier, Jayson Werth beard doppelganger.
— BrianDau (@BrianDau) February 10, 2014
Jayson Werth is competing in moguls as Sweden’s Per Spett — Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 10, 2014
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.
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.