Following mounting pressure from fans across Scotland, retiring rugby legend Sean Lamont has agreed to revive retro look for his final game, but there’s one condition.
The pressure has finally told. After weeks of concerted badgering from across the Scottish rugby spectrum, including our #BackingBlonde petition on this site with over 600 signatures, retiring Scottish centurion Sean Lamont has finally succumbed and promised to revive his iconic look for the final game against Edinburgh on the 6th of May.
As explained in our article yesterday, the look in question is that of his breakthrough seasons 2004-2006 – spiked peroxide blonde hair (for our younger readers, yes this was a thing at the time).
But he has one condition…and it’s a very noble one at that.
He’s asking fans to donate £5000 to two very deserving charities that are close to his heart: The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Hearts & Balls (which provides help for severely injured Scottish rugby players). Sounds more than fair to us!
On the fundraising page he explains his reasons:
“To the Warrior Nation, the Greater Rugby Family and the People of the Internet.”
[blockquote author=”Sean Lamont” pull=”normal”]There has been many requests, polls and even a petition to see the return of the “Blonde Bombshell” before I finally hang up the Boots.[/blockquote]
He goes on to explain that it’s time for the fans to “put your money where your mouth is” and that if we “hit the target of £5000 before the Glasgow vs Edinburgh game and I will dye my hair once again.”
To donate to these very worth causes visit his JustGiving page here.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, all we have to do to honour this great servant of the game (oh and see him with a silly hairdo again) is donate a few quid each.
So if you want to see the return of the hair. This is what you have to do. Put your money where your mouth is. https://t.co/BEqJCc8Unt
— Sean Lamont (@sflamont) April 25, 2017
What do you think? Will you be donating? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to share this far and wide.
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Jennifer Morgan Anderson remember how much I used to fancy him looking like that??
Donated already, good man for this fundraising and also a great servant to Scottish rugby.
Job van Dieten what a legend
Oh I donated, it’s an admirable cause, and he’s a proper gent
Donation made, all the best Sean!
Surely he should be concentrating on the rugby game which he is being paid to play.
To be fair, he’s spent 15 years concentrating and giving his all for Scottish rugby. Plus, the players need to have lives, jokes and fun outside of purely playing the game don’t they?
I am sure when he is on the pitch he will, as always, ONLY be ‘concentrating’ on the game, not thinking about the colour of his hair, orange gloves or the generous amount of money his friends, supporters and family are happy to donate to celebrate his last game of rugby. I am sure the beneficiaries of this gesture will be over the moon with the funds raised.
Oh get a life he is raising money for charity while interacting with his fans…
There’s always that one person peeing on the bonfire
Bravo George, Bravo!
How can anyone complain about raising money for charity and having a bit of fun at the same time! Sheeeesh!
I bet you’re fun at parties
Donated and to two well deserved charities.
Donated great cause and good luck in the final , we will be there #whatever it takes
So he’s retiring at the end of the year?
He was blonde in his Dieux du Stade photoshoot I remember. Bringing back the memories
Gareth High u love this
What a grump !!! think he will be putting his game first go Sean xx
Great cause, donated. Nice to see Sean making an impact for these charities on his last game. X
That’s fantastic news. Has got a hat trick written all over it.
Like his brawd!
Go away, he’s dying his hair for charity
Live a little
Great causes, fab idea!
Please tell me the game is on TV – proper TV not Sky!!
Oh god, there’s always one……