The former Premier League star looks unrecognizable as he sheds his iconic hairstyle in exchange for a bushy beard
A FORMER Premier League star looks unrecognizable after shedding his iconic hairstyle and growing a bushy beard.
Former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee was known for his distinctive haircut – featuring his dreadlocks tied in a bun on top of his head.
But the former footballer looks very different now after retiring in 2012.
Two decades later, Lee has a dark, bushy beard and a completely shaved head.
And footie fans would forgive not recognizing him at first sight.
The forward started his career at Charlton and then spent two seasons at Lincoln City before joining Southend United.
In 1994 he moved to Nottingham Forest.
Lee played 63 Premier League games for Forest, scoring 12 goals in those games.
Here he became famous for his distinctive cut.
After leaving City Ground, Lee pursued a journeyman career, playing for 13 different clubs in English football.
He retired at the age of 41 before spending a brief stint in management at non-league Boston United.
David Baddiel and Frank Skinner have faced criticism after making fun of Lee’s haircut on their ’90s TV show Fantasy Football League.
Baddiel has since apologized for the sketches with Lee.
And in a 2022 interview, Skinner said her behavior was unacceptable: “Looking back, it was a bullying campaign. And it’s terrible.
“And yes, I’m ashamed of it… It wouldn’t be too much to say that we’re both deeply ashamed of each other.”