AFC Wimbledon winger Scott Wagtaff unveiled a bold new look ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Millwall after holding up his end of a bargain wagered before the previous round.
Wagstaff vowed to dye his large lumberjack beard if the Dons beat West Ham in round four, which they duly did – shocking their Premier League opponents with a 4-2 victory at Kingsmeadow in which the man of the hour scored two goals.
Sure enough, the 28-year-old opted for a strong half blue/half yellow colouring in homage to the club’s famous colours.
Speaking before the game, Wagstaff told The Telegraph:
I’m really hoping it doesn’t rain. And after the game it better wash out – otherwise I’m going to have to shave it off and nobody wants that.
Wagstaff started and ultimately remained on the bench for the entire match against Millwall, as the Dons were knocked out in a slim 1-0 home defeat.
Bit of an anticlimax, all told.