Separated at Birth: Sean Long and even longer, Newton Faulkner
Isn’t it funny how sport always manages to make us raise an eyebrow, to surprise us in the strangest of ways? In the same sense that we never expected Cristiano Ronaldo to be a fan of Wallace and Gromit, it turns out that Sean Long, Mr Rugby League himself, is a huge fan of one man band Newton Faulkner.
We know what you’re thinking; Long’s tattoos imply Queens of the Stone Age, not some finger picking musical madman from Reigate whilst Newton is more of a PaddyPower man than a Ladbrokes kind of chap. But the hair and the relaxed, completely unaggressive, almost timid poses (!) aren’t just coincidence. I mean, why else would Sean decide to grow dreadlocks and risk ridicule from his Northern rugby league colleagues (all short, back and sides) if he didn’t marvel in his musical ability and style. Case closed.