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Turkish Club Chairman Wants To Fine Every Player With A Beard

Turkish Club Chairman Wants To Fine Every Player With A Beard
By Mikey Traynor Updated

Ilhan Cavcav, chairman of Turkish side Genclerbiligi really doesn't like beards.

Forget the fact that the 80 year old himself rocks a questionable moustache, Cavcav believes that young modern footballers should be clean shaven, and if he had his way he would punish those who grow facial hair by docking their wages.

I am 80 years old, and I shave every single day. You are a sportsman. You should be a model for the youth.

Cavcav then explained that he will be introducing a fine of 25,000 Turkish Lira (which is around €9000) for any player at his club who maintains a beard. He even tried to convince the chairman of the Turkish FA to introduce the crazy policy throughout the league, but was knocked back, as he explained:

He told me that they could not impose such a restriction because UEFA would not let them do it. I am fed up with this UEFA. I wish we had some other place to play our football.

Yeah, that's the problem with UEFA, they allow beards...

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Our reaction to Cavcav's stance on facial hair is nicely summed up by this picture of Roy Keane:

via Project Babb.

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