Sunday, 22 November 2009

World Record at Partick Thistle Nil Next Saturday


IT'LL be Fur-hill for Mo Bros next Saturday when The Scottish Sun and Partick Bristle team up to set a world record for the largest gathering of moustachioed men.
Thousands of big-hearted blokes across Scotland have sacrificed their top lips for our Movember men's health crusade.
The fun campaign - launched by cancer-stricken ex-Celtic hero John Hartson - has got the nation talking about men's health issues like testicular and prostate cancer.
Now we want to reward fellas for putting up with a month of itchy and scratchy face fuzz by giving you a chance to be a world record breaker.
We're calling on Mo Bros around the country to get together at Partick Thistle's famous Firhill stadium to earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Guinness Book of Records editor Craig Glenday will be in Glasgow to verify our record attempt.
We aim to get hundreds of Mo Bros together for an iconic photo of a sea of moustaches in the Firhill stand.
It's never been simpler to be a record breaker.
You don't have to perform some death defying stunt or be able to run as fast as Usain Bolt.
You don't have to eat something horrible like pickled eggs or lemons.
All you need is a hairy ‘tache to join the fun and help us set a new world record for the largest gathering of moustachioed men.
And as if earning your place in the Guinness Book of Records isn't enough - everyone taking part will be rewarded with sexy Scottish Sun girls giving out sensational goodie bags to thank you for your Mo-growing efforts.
If you want to dress up as your favourite moustachioed character for the photo then there's also a prize for the best costume.
Partick Thistle's full squad of players have grown mousers to support Movember and are looking forward to earning a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Defender Ian Maxwell said: "It's been a long itchy month but it's been for an amazing cause and the chance to be in the Guinness Book of Records is just the icing on the cake.
"I've never had a moustache before and I'm sure I'm not the only guy doing this who has found it pretty annoying.
"And it's been a frustrating month too because my wife Nicola won't go anywhere near me with it. She says it's no wonder I play for the Jags.
"It's too prickly for her and I've been counting down the days till I can shave it off on December 1.
"It's great that guys all over Scotland have been joining in and on top of raising awareness and money for men's health issues, getting the chance to be a record breaker is a great reward."
Many of the famous faces who have given their backing to The Scottish Sun's Movember crusade will be at Firhill for the hairiest event of the year.
Airport hero John Smeaton said: "This is brilliant. I've always wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records and this is our chance.
"I think I'm the same as every guy in the country doing this in that I canny wait to shave it off.
"It's really itchy and I can't get used to seeing myself in the mirror.
"But I met big John Hartson earlier this month and it really brought home why we're all doing this.
"If even just one guy checks himself because of this and it saves his life then it makes it all worthwhile.
"And to be able to say that you are a world record holder is an great added bonus."
Real Radio breakfast DJ Robin Galloway is excited about the chance to be a record breaker.
Scottish Sun columnist Robin said: "I hate my moustache… and my wife hates it even more.
"But I've always wanted to get my mug in the Guinness Book of Records so this event will encourage me to keep it for at least another week."
Celtic legend Billy McNeill said: "I think this is a great idea. We've all suffered to support this cracking cause so this world record thing is a good reward."
The big world record attempt kicks off at 12.30pm at Firhill on Saturday November 28 and will only take an hour.
Anyone with a moustache - even if you've had your's for years - is welcome to come along.
It really is a case of the Mo-re the merrier!
COMMENT: It's one way to try to boost the crowd I guess!

7 comments:

susan s. said...

Yes, that looks to be fun. being a colon cancer survivor, I would also like to point out that men should get a colonoscopy when they are 50 and then as often as recommended after that. If I had gotten my first one when I was 50 I would not have had to go thru what I did. Yes, I know I'm not a man, but I know that men are particularly squeamish about having colonoscopies because of the ick factor, but better icky every so often as being dead! That's my rant and I'm sticking to it!!!

frdougal said...

Firhill's gonna look like a Village People fanclub convention on Saturday then?

Fr Kenny said...

So, you'll be there then?

frdougal said...

I'm clean shaven these days! Will they all be in their lovely pink away strips then?

Fr Kenny said...

Think it should be compulsory!

frdougal said...

So were you there and how did it go?

Fr Kenny said...

No I wasn't there! Cursillo day in St Aug's took precedence!