Sav­age’s locks go on show at footy mu­seum

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

FOOT­BALL pun­dit and for­mer mid­fielder Rob­bie Sav­age has made an unusual do­na­tion to the Na­tion­alFoot­ball Mu­seum – his hair.

The tou­sled 39-year-old from Prest­bury made the of­fer over Twit­ter af­ter get­ting his fa­mous blonde locks lopped off.

The Wrex­ham-born Match of the Day pre­sen­ter said: “It started as a tongue in cheek tweet re­ally. They tweeted me back say­ing are you se­ri­ous, I said well I wasn’t but I am now and they said they’d love to have it.

“I didn’t have many medals through­out my ca­reer so my trade­mark locks are now part of the mu­seum.”

Al­though the do­na­tion was in­sti­gated by the exLe­ices­ter City player tech­ni­cally the do­na­tion had to be made by his hair­dresser, as once the hair hits the salon floor it be­longs to the owner of the salon.

Hair stylist Howard Yuill was asked to snip off the il­lus­tri­ous pony­tail, who owns a salon in Al­trin­cham, al­though ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Foot­ball Mu­seum’s col­lec­tions of­fi­cer it took three vis­its to the salon to gather all the hair that has been do­nated.

Sally Haw­ley, col­lec­tions of­fi­cer at the Na­tional Foot­ball Mu­seum, said: “We’re not sure just yet where it is go­ing to go, we haven’t got a def­i­nite place but prob­a­bly in the me­dia sec­tion. We have got Jim White’s tie up there as well.

“It’s is the weird­est do­na­tion we have had for a while, but of course we had the Michael Jack­son statue re­cently and that was quite con­tro­ver­sial but it is all part of the story of foot­ball.”

●● Ex foot­baller Rob­bie Sav­age hands over his hair to Sally Haw­ley

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