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Tom Huddlestone cuts hair after 2.5 years and $59K raised for Cancer Research

Jan 2, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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For the last two-and-a half years Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone has refused to cut his hair until he scored.

So when the former Tottenham man finally broke his duck and scored in the Tigers 6-0 win over Fulham last weekend, it was time to cut those precious locks.

An immediate snip was made in his goal celebration and on Thursday he sat down for the full cut.

Huddlestone’s feat becomes increasingly more impressive when considering it wasn’t just a vanity stunt.

Instead, the England international’s barber abstinence doubled as a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, which pioneers life-saving research with the goal of curing all forms of cancer.

Before last weekend the last goal Huddlestone scored was on April 20, 2011 when Tottenham drew 3-3 with rivals Arsenal. Since then the midfielder raised over $59,000 (£36K) for the charity. Very impressive stuff.

To commend Huddlestone for his good work, below are a series of tweets from Hull City’s official Twitter page (@HullCityteam) detailing the cut:

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jan 2, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Classy fella, classy passer of the ball. Worth 1,000,000 Cristiano Ronaldos in real life.

  2. wynswrld - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    No pictures?

  3. lilgurgi - Jan 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Glad to hear he finally scored a goal. I know the topic would always come up multiple times a game whenever I was watching a televised match. I’m really impressed by the $59k that he raised as well during that time. Always nice to see an athlete giving back when possible.

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