Tom Huddlestone's Haircut: A Story in Pictures of Hull City Man's Transformation
Tom Huddlestone's first goal in 32 months meant two things.
Second: Huddlestone had to have a haircut.
The midfielder had vowed to grow his hair until he hit the back of the net, and little did he know he'd have to wait quite so long.
His goal celebration, featuring a trim on the touchline, became such a talking point that Hull City decided to live-tweet his haircut. It may be the first time this has happened, so we could hardly let it pass.
In the picture slots on top we'll bring you the backwards evolution of Huddlestone's hair, right back to his Spurs days. In the bottom slots are the scenes as his hair transforms.
Here are—and given the subject of the piece we make no apologies for this pun—the highlights.
The Pre-Cut Interview (Yes, Really)
The pre-cut interview is now a thing, apparently:
Twitter Demands a 'Mr T'
The Mohawk Liveliness Scale
Huddlestone clarifies that on the mohawk liveliness scale, his will be—whilst lively—less lively than Mr T's.
Hence the infographic.
The Tedious Barbershop Small Talk
"So, Tom, got any plans for the holidays?"
The Dawning Realisation
The Teammate Watching You Turn into a Simpsons Character
Your teammates are watching, tweeting—and ignoring just how much that hair looks like Krusty the Clown's...
The Embarrassing Shoes of Solidarity
Still, to make sure that Huddlestone wasn't hogging all the attention, Jake Livermore wore this on his feet:
Wait a second—there's a human being under there!
The 'Is This Really Happening?' Moment
As the haircut continues, the Hull City account has an existential moment:
It's right up there with that flick thing Rachel from "Friends" had.
Yes, that's right.
Jennifer Aniston. Tom Huddlestone.
The 'That's Better'
It's an improvement. Now if you were a young lady you could take him home to meet your parents.
Even Jennifer Aniston's parents.
The Final Product
Spare a thought for Tom Huddlestone's private barber, who hasn't had a job in years as the goal drought continued.
The Good Cause Behind It All
Most importantly, however, the initiative was all for a good cause. Huddlestone has been raising money for charity since vowing not to cut his hair again until he scored.
As silly as all of it is, the net effect is £36,000k and counting toward Huddlestone's chosen charity, Cancer Research. Follow the links below if you'd like to donate.
And you can still buy a bit of his hair on eBay. Why? Because it's the 21st century, and if you want a footballer's hair, you can actually purchase it. That's why.
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