AFC Wimbledon winger Scott Wagstaff kept the promise he made ahead of his team’s encounter against Premier League team West Ham in the 4th round of the FA Cup by dyeing his beard blue and yellow. The winger unveiled his new look during the team’s clash against Millwall in the 5th round of the competition.
The 28-year-old had vowed to colour up his trademark beard if his team beat West Ham and he did dye his beard in blue and yellow prior to the 5th round clash. Wagstaff was the star for the Dons (AFC Wimbledon), bagging a brace in the match against Premier League side (West Ham), leading his team to a 4-2 win taking them through to the next round.
“I wanted to get it done as soon as possible to get it out of the way,” the winger told TalkSport
“But the club’s had a good bit of publicity from it. It’s done and I can concentrate on the game. It’s nicely blue and yellow now.
“The gaffer (Wally Downes) has told me not to make any more promises so I won’t be saying anything else. But if we win I’ll make sure someone else gets their beard or hair dyed.
“I’m going to have to take it out straight after the weekend. I’ll leave it in for Saturday but I think I’ll be dyeing the beard straight back afterwards.”
Despite their fourth round heroics, the struggling League One side lost by a single goal at home to Millwall during their fifth round fixture of FA Cup. Though Wagstaff did get his beard dyed unfortunately for him, the coloured beard was only visible from the substitutes’ bench – where he sat for the duration of the game. The only goal of the game came inside five minutes, courtesy of Murray Wallace.
AFC Wimbledon are currently lying at the bottom of the League one table with 26 points from 32 matches.