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Wayne Rooney joins Beard of the Year longlist

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

12th November

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Wayne Rooney joins Beard of the Year longlist poll

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The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that England football captain Wayne Rooney has joined longlist for the Beard of the Year 2016 poll.

Rooney appeared with a hipster style beard in England’s defeat of Scotland on Friday evening. The campaigners say that such is Rooney’s public profile that an appearance on the longlist is well warranted.

Broadcaster Gary Lineker and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp are also amongst the longlist of contenders

In 2015 Weird Beard brewer Bryan Spooner won the vote.

The campaigners say that the award is specifically not about who has the best or most magnificent beard. Rather it focuses on the beard wearer who has made the most positive hirsute public impact during the year.

With the rise in hirsuteness there is now a longlist poll to prune down the contenders to 10 for the final vote which starts on 25th November. The winner is announced on 29th December.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we hope Wayne Rooney keeps his beard, but it’s up to voters to see if he makes the final Beard of the Year vote at the end of November

Simon Stevens, NHS CEO

Sam Mendes, playwright

Nick Dwyer, designer

William Crawley, broadcaster

Nick Timothy, political advisor to the Prime Minister

Joe Ledley, footballer

Andy Murray, tennis player

Moeen Ali, cricketer

Jonny Bairstow, cricketer

Jurgen Klopp, football manager

Gary Lineker, broadcaster

Richard Harrington, actor

James O’Brien, broadcaster

Michael Rosen, writer and broadcaster

Wayne Rooney, footballer

 

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