Blackburn Rovers: Fans Grow Beards to Support Rovers in EPL Relegation Fight
First there were playoff beards. Now there's the relegation goatee.
As Blackburn Rovers continue their fight to stay in the English Premier League, the club's fans are showing their solidarity through the growth of facial hair.
From the Lancashire Telegraph:
Blackburn Rovers’ relegation battle is getting a bit hairy–with fans growing a ‘Givet beard for survival’.
In honour of bearded favourite Gael Givet, Rovers fans have started a Twitter campaign for fans to copy his facial hair to inspire a great escape.
It will certainly be a close shave but Rovers are hoping they don’t finish a whisker away from safety.
To join the campaign, which has been backed by Givet himself, go to #GivetBeardForSurvival on Twitter.
Organisers of the campaign are also urging Givet beard growers to make a donation to East Lancashire Hospice.
Lots to parse here. First, what's with the pun in the first sentence? It's totally unnecessary.
Third, wasn't Givet involved in some controversy not too long ago over supposedly refusing to play? And he's a fan favorite?
Fourth, the article totally missed the allusion to NHL playoff beards. If you're unfamiliar with the phenomenon, NHL players grow beards in the playoffs to demonstrate once and for all who is the manliest of the manly men.
The whole thing is super cool.
And thus, by extension, Blackburn Rovers' relegation goatee is cool too.
But will it keep them in the Premier League? Fat chance.
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