Australia’s most famous mullet shedded for a noble cause

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Socceroo and Sydney FC star Rhyan Grant has broken A-League hearts by shaving his blonde mullet – also breaking his fundraising goal of $10,000 by over double in the process.

The marauding right back’s blonde mullet has become iconic in recent years – but now it’s gone, all in the name of cancer. Grant shaved his head today as part of the Worlds Greatest Shave initiative, which raises money for The Leukaemia Foundation. He has currently raised over $23,000.

Grant’s flowing mullet has been replaced with the more conventional shaved head. Teammate Luke Brattan was given the honour of shaving Grant’s head by Sydney FC. Last year, Brattan raised over $30,000 for the same cause after his sister was diagnosed with the illness.

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“It’s towards a great cause – everyone’s known someone who has been diagnosed with leukaemia or cancer. It’s for ‘Brattsy’, it’s for everyone [affected],” said the man from Canowindra.

“It’s nice to be able to do something to give back a little bit.”

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Grant’s blonde mullet has been a point of conjecture for Australian football fans in recent years. Whether you loved it or hated it, it’s fair to say that it will go down in archives as the most famous haircut in A-League history.

For anyone wishing to secure a historical one-time piece of A-League memorabilia, keep an eye out on the ‘A-League memes’ Twitter and Facebook pages.

Grant has gifted them with the last remaining locks from his mullet, which will be auctioned off to raise further money for The Leukaemia Foundation.

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A-League fans will be able to see a mullet-less Grant for the first time in over three years this Saturday – when the Sky Blues take on Brisbane Roar at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, at 7pm.

They will also be treated to the return of Brazilian goal machine Bobo, who is in the squad for the first time since returning to Australia.

“It’s great to have ‘Bobby’ back. When we signed him we knew what he brought and that’s goals… it adds confidence knowing he’s there,” said Grant.

“He’s looking really good. He’s really jovial and happy.”

For anyone wishing to donate to Grant’s shave in the name of cancer, please see the link below.

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=804590

Feature image credit: Jaime Castaneda

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Adam Sheldon
Adam Sheldon
Full time football addict. Passionate about any sport with balls. Covering Sydney FC A-League and W-League teams for the upcoming season.

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