Savage’s locks go on show at footy museum
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