Theo Walcott grew dodgy facial hair to stop Arsenal jibes
Baby-faced striker reckons mean whiskers stop him getting bullied
Theo Walcott has revealed that he grew his barely visible facial hair to stop team-mates from picking on his boyish looks. The Arsenal striker (is that what he is these days, or not?) grew the bum fluff to stop name-calling from other Arsenal players.
Walcott said: “They used to call me Sweet Little Boy. That’s why I grew the beard and moustache. They can’t use that any more.”
On an apparently separate issue, he added: “I want to be like Ryan Giggs. Deep down all players want what Giggsy’s got – medals, goals, everything but most of all trophies.”
Yeah, right, Most of all a hairy chest and a decent five o’clock shadow, methinks!