Devoted Tigers fan dyes beard blue for 10 years running - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Devoted Tigers fan dyes beard blue for 10 years running

By Josh Frydman

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Sports fans express their love for a team through many different ways, but sometimes true devotion involves something out of the ordinary.

Gordon Whitaker has dyed his white beard blue for the University of Memphis Tigers for 10 years.

Between football and basketball, Whitaker never misses a game.

"During breast cancer awareness, they tried to get me to do it pink," said Whitaker.  "And I said no, some things are just sacred."

Whitaker is noted by fans for his devotion to the team.

"I've seen a lot of people with blue hair, I've never seen anyone with a blue beard," he said.

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