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Huddlestone’s hair sells for vast sum on eBay

Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone has managed to sell the famous lock of hair cut off to mark his first goal in 32 months, for a remarkable fee on eBay.

Huddlestone, in a much-publicised incident, celebrated his goal in the 6-0 thrashing of Fulham on Boxing Day by having a lock of his long hair cut off, and now he's flogged it for charity.

The hair was eventually sold for a staggering £6,300 on the internet auctioning website to one - lucky? - Hull City fan.

"It’s raised an amazing amount of money, more than I could have imagined, and the generosity from everybody involved has been incredible," Huddlestone said.

"I’d like to thank everybody for donating as much as they have done, and watching the total amount rise, particularly since the final whistle against Fulham, has meant a great deal to me."

After Huddlestone had his famous afro trimmed by club physio Rob Price on the sidelines, he put it up for sale on the club's official eBay page on December 30 with bidding very swiftly leaping to four figures that evening.

The item, which was listed on the site with the description of "Fluffy. One previous owner" attracted a remarkable 114 bids, eventually going for £6,300 on Monday.

The former England international has now raised over £50,000 for his 'Huddlefro' campaign for Cancer Research UK.

It all came about after he was challenged to not cut his hair until his next success in front of goal following his strike against Arsenal in a 3-3 draw way back in April 2011.

The winning bidder, whose identity is unknown at present, will be presented with the lock of hair at the club's training ground.