Winnipeg Jets fans are showing their love for Patrik Laine‘s look by sporting chin beards of their own.
To be fair most aren’t growing out a tuft of wiry hair. But they are buying a beard, or two, when they spot it at a local store.
Party Stuff Polo Park Manager, Angel Myall, said her owner saw the beards at a trade show and knew instantly Laine fans would get what they were selling.
“Sometimes that’s the best form of compliment,” Myall said. “He’s doing a great job and we thought we’d have some fun with that.”
Laine has 43 goals this season, two back from leading scoring Alex Ovechkin.
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In an interview with The Players Tribune in February addressed fans fixation with his beard by explaining his cousin asked him to grow it out.
“If it’s working for him, let’s just keep it going, ” Myall said.
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Several fans and their beards have already made an appearance on the jumbotron at Jets games.
“Some of them are coming in for the beard…others just see it and have to have one,” Myall said.
The beards are selling for $9.99 with $1 from every sale going to Kid Sport Manitoba.