Horror Hair – Noel Brotherston


26th, January 2007

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We’re in the middle of a ginger afro fetish at the moment at Pies. There have been a few over the years, but surely no-one can match the mighty bonce of Noel Brotherston.

Noel was a tricky winger, and graced the flanks of Spurs, Blackburn Rovers, Bury, and Scarborough, and won 27 international caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 3 goals. It was at Rovers’ where he captured most hearts and apparently became a painter and decorator in the town when he retired as a player. Sadly, he died of a heart attack aged just 38, but his legacy can still be seen in the thatch of Wes Brown. [Mof Gimmers]