Good guy Alvaro Morata shaved his head so kids with cancer could have his hairstyle 8 years ago

Good guy Alvaro Morata shaved his head so kids with cancer could have his hairstyle

A great gesture from a player who's already a fan favourite at Madrid

Those aficionados of Spanish football out there would have spotted that last week, the usually perfectly-coiffed Morata took to the field against Rayo Vallecano with a freshly-shaven head, and proceeded to knock in a pretty fantastic goal to round off the scoring.

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Already a much-loved figure at Real Madrid as a result of being a canterano and coming through the youth ranks, Morata's new look was in fact a fantastic gesture on his part according to Spanish sports daily AS, who noted that it was a gesture of solidarity with children who are suffering from cancer.

Morata, when asked about his trademark hair that he was still sporting in training on Friday afternoon, is quoted as saying after the game that "you have to make a change every now and then", but 20minutos report that sources close to the player said he made a promise to a group of children who were cancer patients at the Hospital Niño Jesús de Madrid, as they wanted to have his hairstyle but couldn't, so he would replicate theirs instead. Here's a look at Morata's mop before he got it chopped...

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Hat-tip to Shane O'Mac a.k.a Shane McNulty