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Where did all the moustaches go?

by | 4th, December 2008

IN Britain today, the only acceptable moustache today is an ironic moustache, perhaps grown for charity in ‘Movember’ or for a bet.

Who’s to blame?

Sportsmen, that’s who. Until the self-aware 1990s, moustaches were commonplace in professional sport. Now? Nada, zilch, nichts… there are no sporting heroes with taches (immaculately groomed goatees, check; casual stubble hell yes). Where is the 21st-century answer to Ian Botham or Ian Rush?

The likes of Beefy and Rushy made it acceptable to sport a tache. Look at both men now: both enjoy a tache-free life.

Money is an factor. David Beckham, for example, was sponsored by Gillette for several years he couldn’t be seen with a moustache. The trend for clean-shaven stars continues: Tiger Woods, Thierry Henry and Roger Federer three of the most successful and influential sportsmen on

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