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Campaigners confirm Joe Root has an official beard

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
Media release
7th July
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners confirm that Joe Root has an official beard

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has confirmed Joe Root as the first England cricket captain with a beard since Graham Gooch 25 years ago.

There has been some question as to whether Root’s facial hair constitutes a beard with the BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew suggesting on twitter that it is ‘not a beard’.

However the campaigners say that not every cricketer with a beard needs to look like W G Grace or Moeen Ali, impressive though their beards are.

There are many beard styles and Root is sporting something close to a ‘Balbo’ popularised by the actor Robert Downey Jnr.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Joe Root’s beard is clearly adding gravitas to his batting and captaincy. It deserves support not condescension

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