Mexican football club Tigres won its 6th league title and shaved off the coach’s moustache in a bizarre celebration

A before and after of Tigres football coach Ricardo 'Tuca' Ferretti.

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A before and after of Tigres football coach Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti.
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  • Mexican football team Club Tigres UANL won its sixth league title recently.
  • As part of the celebrations, the team manager Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti allowed the players to shave his moustache off.
  • Half a million supporters joined the team as it paraded the league title through the streets of Monterrey in an open top bus – along with a tash-less Tuca.

For Club Tigres UANL football manager Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti, winning the Mexican title was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow.

This is because he promised his players that if they defeated local rivals CF Monterrey in the league playoff tie, then he would let them shave off his moustache.

The first leg of the final was held on December 7 and ended in a 1-1 draw as former West Ham United forward Enner Valencia canceled out Monterrey defender Nicolas Sánchez’s ninth minute goal, with a 26th minute penalty.

The second leg, held on December 10, was full of drama.

Monterrey forward Dorlan Pabón struck an early blow with a goal in the second minute. Still, a five minute double salvo from Eduardo Vargas and Francisco Meza gave Tigres a 2-1 advantage (3-2 on aggregate).

For Tigres, it was a sixth league title win. Crucially, it was won at the home of their rivals – Monterrey. But, perhaps more significantly, it meant they could bundle their manager and shave Ferretti’s moustache clean off his face.

A video posted on Tigres’ official Instagram shows what Ferretti looked like after the trim.

Approximately 500,000 supporters of Tigres ventured onto the Monterrey streets to watch the team parade the championship trophy around the city.

The Tigres players on board a bus, as 400,000 supporters join them in a parade around Monterrey.

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The Tigres players on board a bus, as 400,000 supporters join them in a parade around Monterrey.
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The bus stops at Explanada de los Héroes, where a further 100,000 supporters awaits the champions.

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The bus stops at Explanada de los Héroes, where a further 100,000 supporters awaits the champions.
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