Gareth Bale crept even closer to Wales' scoring record against Georgia - but the real talking point was his hair


Wales' Gareth Bale crept a goal closer to Ian Rush's record of 28 goals against Georgia, but that wasn't the biggest talking point of the match.

Bale scored a towering header from Joe Ledley's corner, bringing his total for his national side to 25 almost exactly 10 years on from his first goal, a free kick against Slovakia, as a 16-year-old.

Bale scores a header for Wales against Georgia
The goal was Bale's sixth of the season (Nick Potts/PA)

However, having turned 27 in the summer and now only a hat-trick off Rush's feat of 28 goals, breaking the record appears to be one of those "when" rather than "if" matters for the Real Madrid forward.

In fact, there is something much more important to be discussing - and we are't talking about the fact Wales failed to win.

That's right, for a minute or so, Bale took his hair out of his man-bun. Be prepared to be stunned.

People had a lot to say about the sight of Bale's flowing locks, a lot of it complimentary.

But not all of it...

Some had some empathy though.

But others speculated a reason there may be a reason Bale grows his hair long...

The game against Georgia ended 1-1 in the end, a disappointing result for Chris Coleman's side after such an impressive run to the semi-finals of the European Championship earlier this year.

Bale did get agonisingly close to winning the match too with a few trademark free kicks, in a typically brilliant display. Some people may be wondering though, what would happen if he did cut his hair?