Gary Lineker shaved for Beard of the Year by Hackney brewer

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Contact Keith Flett, 07803 167266

29th December

Gary Lineker shaved for Beard of the Year by Hackney brewer


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has been shaved for the Beard of the Year by Hackney brewer Tim O’Rourke, who is at the Howling Hops brewery in Hackney Wick.

There was a record vote in the poll, which saw Lineker trail behind Amber Valley Councillor and Jeremy Corbyn supporter Ben Bellamy and  Welsh football star Joe Ledley.

The campaigners say that Lineker polled well with his distinctive goatee beard but 2016 was a year for the full organic beard

Beard of the Year 2016 poll winners: the Top Six

1 Tim O’Rourke, Hackney brewer

2 Ben Bellamy, Belper Councillor

3 Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer

4 Philip Wilton, North London cheesemaker

5 Moeen Ali, England cricketer

6 Gary Lineker, broadcaster

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Gary Lineker held the banner for goatee wearers in the poll and may yet triumph next year as hirsute fashions change

Beard of the Year Winners: 2000-2015

2015 Bryan Spooner

2014 Conchita Wurst

2013 Gareth Malone

2012 Robin Lustig

2011 Jay Rayner

2010 Ai Wei Wei

2009 Zach de la Rocha

2008 Rowan Williams & Tom Jones

2007 Robert Plant

2006 Monty Panesar

2005 Andrew Flintoff

2004 Andrew Flintoff/Paul Mackney

2003 Robin Cook

2002 Charles Clarke

2001 Jeremy Corbyn

2000 Frank Dobson


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