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Roberto and the Team Support Movember

Roberto and the Team Support Movember


Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has got behind John Hartson`s campaign to promote awareness of testicular cancer by growing a moustache in November, the campaign is called Movember.

The former Wales international and Wimbledon, West Ham and Celtic star was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year and he says: "I had that lump for probably four years now I think of it.

'In that time I played for Celtic, West Brom and Norwich. They have club doctors that work 24/7 and I never asked them to check out my lump - how stupid is that?

'It was ignorance, and I nearly lost my life over it.'


The big Welshman doesn`t want others to ignore any signs and sees the Movember campaign as a great way to raise awareness, Hartson says: 'With all the chemo I've had I need a stick-on 'tache - I've no chance of growing my own.

'But by the end of November I'd love to see Super Goals full of players with seventies moustaches.'

'It's a funny way to highlight a serious cause. Please don't die of ignorance.'


Latics boss Roberto Martinez knows John Hartson from his days as Swansea manager, Hartson is a massive Swansea fan and Roberto says that he and the rest of the Latics squad want to show support, speaking to the official website Roberto said: 'We want to support a very good cause and John Hartson is promoting the awareness of testicular cancer at the moment by asking people to grow moustaches.

'As a squad we all decided that we would go ahead with this and show our support by growing a bit of facial hair, it's the least we can do really."

'We have huge admiration for John Hartson here, he's been a winner all of his career and it was a huge shock when the news regarding himself broke. I've spoken to him a few times to wish him all the best, and he's an example to everyone with the way he's fought through this part of his life and we're going to support him in every way that we can.'


For information about Movember and mens health visit here

There is a good interview with John Hartson in Saturday`s The Scottish Sun click here






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Vital Wigan are running a competition for three lucky members to receive a Latics WN1 T-Shirt signed by the boss himself Roberto Martinez.

So how do you get to win a T-Shirt signed by the gaffer? Simply answer the following question.

Where is the new Latics WN1 situated?

A - The Galleries
B - The Grand Arcade
C - The Royal Arcade

Send your answer to: wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk, be sure to mark your email T-Shirt comp, include your name and a postal address and T-Shirt size required (these will be passed onto Wigan Athletic who will distribute the prize) and Vital username.

Closing date is Friday 4th December 5pm







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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday November 22 2009
Time: 12:16AM

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The big man still has a great sense of humour in such testing times, it's amazing really.
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