JERMAIN DEFOE has marked turning 40-years-old by giving away 100 free haircuts.
Jermain Defoe has revealed he is paying for 100 kids to have a free haircutCredit: https://www.instagram.com/iamjermaindefoe/
The former Tottenham striker is paying for kids under 16-years-old to have a trimCredit: https://www.instagram.com/iamjermaindefoe/
The recently retired forward revealed he wants to celebrate his big day by paying for kids under the age of 16 to have a “fresh trim”.
He said: “Hi guys it’s JD, I’ve just had a fresh trim as it’s my birthday tomorrow, the big 4-0!
“So what I’m doing for all the youngsters that wanna get a fresh trim tomorrow, leave your wallets at home, come down, the first 100 trims are on me tomorrow!
“So come down, leave your wallets at home and come get your trims at Cut Above The Rest. See you tomorrow!”
Defoe is well known for the charity work, part of which saw him form a special bond with terminally ill young Sunderland fan, Bradley Lowery.
He was an awarded an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for his services to the Jermain Defoe Foundation, a charity he founded in 2013.
The ex-striker called time in his football career back in March after 22 years as a pro.
He joined Sunderland in January after a spell with Rangers, but hung up his boots just two months after re-joining the Black Cats.
He then made an emotional return to Tottenham as an academy coach and club ambassador back in August.
Defoe is the ninth highest scorer in Premier League history.
The striker netted 162 times in the Prem during spells with the likes of Spurs, Portsmouth, West Ham and Sunderland.
Defoe formed a special bond with terminally ill Sunderland fan, Bradley LoweryCredit: PA
Defoe scored 162 Premier League goalsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The striker netted 20 times in 57 games for EnglandCredit: Getty