Yes, you read the title right.
To have a beard has become a bit of a fashion statement for some people in recent times, with plenty from your average man in the street to your average Premier League footballer sporting one.
Certainly, the top flight in this country is seeing a plethora of facial hair growth at the moment with the likes of Joe Allen and Joe Ledley looking like a razor will be the first thing on their Christmas wishlist.
It appears, too, that the pandemic of losing said basic grooming appliance is gathering numbers at Goodison Park in the form of Everton winger Aaron Lennon.
Whilst he’s been in action in a pretty interesting game so far between Everton and Arsenal all many can really focus on at the moment is his beard – which has seemingly multiplied in volume.
A diminutive player, he needs to be careful it doesn’t completely consume him. Twitter has been in absolute meltdown over it…
Since when did Aaron Lennon have a beard? It's like when Drake suddenly went from baby face to full blown Mr. Steal Yo Girl.
— Copa90 (@Copa90) December 13, 2016
— Ben (@mr_nasty2u) December 13, 2016
Ross Barkley so much promise but. Missing something. And Aaron Lennon needs to lose that silly beard #EVEARS
— James B (@J8mes_b) December 13, 2016
Aaron Lennon joining Rooney in sporting the hostage beard I see #EVEARS
— Atomic Mitten (@TheMitt1) December 13, 2016
Lennon has a sick Ministry of Darkness era beard going on.
— Chris (@Poliwhirl1878) December 13, 2016
Lennon asked for the Egyptian cartoon prince beard style #EVEARS
— Chadwick (@KingChadwic) December 13, 2016
Lennon being booed by the Gooners. Is it the Spurs connection or the beard?
— Darrell Foard (@darrellfoard) December 13, 2016