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Thousands promise to shave heads if Spain wins Euro 2008

SoccerNews in La Liga 24 Jun 2008

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Thousands of supporters of the Spanish national team have vowed to shave their heads if their side wins the Euro 2008 football championship.

Spanish sports daily Marca has been urging fans to sign an online petition promising to go bald if Spain wins the title and as of Tuesday night just over 10,000 people have made the pledge, the newspaper said on its website.

“I, an unrepentant lifelong fan, solemnly commit myself before Marca, the fans and the national team, to shave every last hair on my Spanish head if our team wins Euro 2008,” the online pledge reads.

“The team needs all the support it can get from its fans,” the newspaper wrote on its website over a photo of a group of bald fans wearing red and yellow Spain jerseys with their arms in the air.

“If you are among those who beleive Spain is going to win, shave yourself with us,” it added.

Participants have the chance of winning one of 20 cameras which will be awarded to those who make the pledge.

Spain is now two wins from adding to its 1964 European Championship success, its sole international title, after its 4-2 penalty shootout win over world champions Italy on Sunday.

The Spanish side will face Russia in the Austrian capital Vienna on Thursday for a place in the June 29 final.

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