Tom Huddlestone Does Afro Haircut Celebration After Ending Goal Drought for Hull

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterDecember 28, 2013

HULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28:  Hull City fans look on as Tom Huddlestone of Hull City gets attention to his hair on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Fulham at KC Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Tom Huddlestone vowed to cut his hair only once he had scored again, and when that goal finally came in Hull's rout of Fulham, he had a haircut celebration ready.

The former Spurs midfielder had grown a sizeable afro since his last goal in 2011. 

Tom Huddlestone scores on his 27th birthday - his first goal since finding the net for Spurs against Arsenal in April 2011 #HULFUL

— Premier League (@premierleague) December 28, 2013

39 - Tom Huddlestone has scored his first Premier League goal of the season with his 39th shot (including blocked shots). Haircut.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 28, 2013

Tom Huddlestone said he would cut his hair when he scored and he did today 😂

— Jordaaaaaan (@JordaanBroown) December 28, 2013

It does make you wonder how long he had that celebration queued up, however—and how many days those scissors were tucked sheepishly back into his wash bag.  

Update 7:00 p.m. GMT, December 28

We know exactly how long Huddlestone has been waiting to try the celebration: He told Sky Sports in his post-match interview it dated back over a year:

Yeah, that's been sorted out from the beginning of last season at Tottenham. I just had to wait for today for it to happen [...] It is a little bit [of a relief to score] - just the chance to try out different hairstyles again rather than just leaving it as it is.

Not only is the hair celebration great fun, but it looks set to be for a great cause, too. 

According to Sky Sports reporter Bryn Law on Twitter:

Huddlestone's hair! Club will be auctioning it for charity soon..

— Bryn (@BrynLaw) December 28, 2013