Movember: Lichaj begins journey to epic moustache
Move aside Hulk Hogan, Tom Selleck, Fu Manchu, Groucho Marx and Salvador Dali - Eric Lichaj is coming to get you!
Lichaj has begun his journey to an epic moustache - after starting Movember this week.
Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of male cancer initiatives.
Lichaj has opted for a classic handlebar and hopes to sport some serious growth in the next four weeks.
Villa's right-back has decided to donate the money he raises to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the charity close to the heart of Stan Petrov.
Lichaj watched the efforts of Alex Butler and Andy Smith with Pedal for Petrov and wanted to do his bit for the skipper too.
He said: "I just think it's good for charity. It's great that the first team boys are sponsoring me. And I'm donating it all to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
"Andy and Alex did that fantastic bike ride for Stan and the charity and I just wanted to do my bit too. Pedal for Petrov is a fantastic project and I'm thrilled to contribute."
On his tache-tastic style, he continued: "I don't like the regular moustache. I don't think it suits me.
"I prefer the handlebar look - it just gives the moustache a bit of extra umph!
"I think this look makes me look more American too.
"It's such a simple idea - grow a moustache for charity. I think it's great.
"I just hope I don't get too much stick in the dressing room. It's fine now because it's fairly tame but in a few weeks it's going to be horribly bushy!
"Saying that, I can take the banter because it's for a worthwhile charity!
"I think Baz is doing it too. People think that Gabby is doing it but he's not. That's just his usual horrible look!"
But what of his girlfriend's opinion on the new wild facial approach?
He added: "She thinks I'm an idiot anyway so growing a moustache won't change her opinion of me!
"Joking aside, she's backing me all the way because it's something important."
AVFC.co.uk will be doing a picture update each Wednesday of Lichaj's dramatic tache growth!
Villa have created their own official Movember team - MoGregor's Villans.
If you are taking part, feel free to join.
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