The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that Mazher Mahmood found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice is also guilty of bringing the hirsute into disrepute.
Mahmood known as the ‘Fake Sheikh’ tried to hide his identity over some years. It transpires however that this included a genuine or fake beard.
BLF organiser Keith Flett said, Mahmood has encouraged one of the oldest prejudices against the hirsute, namely that people with beards cant be trusted.
The BLF has said this afternoon that Mahmood is banned from any association with the organisation for life