When a group of Swedish beard owners and fans got together to celebrate their collective bushiness, a passer-by thought the group looked suspiciously militant and called the cops.
In defence of the civilian who dialled the Fuzz, the setting was pretty ominous: some abandoned castle ruins in southern Sweden, a group of 30 bearded men gathered en masse, a black flag with two sabres in the shape of an X rippling above their heads.
But it wasn’t a group of ISIS militants with hipster haircuts the police discovered upon arrival, rather the Swedish arm of the Bearded Villains, an international beard aficionados club preparing for a photoshoot.
Their Mission Statement—”To Unite Bearded Men of all cultures, races and creed in a Brotherhood devoted to Loyalty, Honor and Respect toward all people, Dedicated to the betterment of mankind through fraternity Charity and Kindness”—is not exactly nefarious. And their only crime, if any, is insisting this level of beardedness is still a trend in 2015.
According to the group’s member, Andreas Fransson, the police shared a laugh before hopping back in their cruisers and leaving the bearded brethren to enjoy the rest of their bearded day.
⚔ BEARDED VILLAINS ⚔ WE COMB IN PEACE. Here is the photo of the Swedish police officers who showed up at the photoshoot of the fine gentlemen of @beardedvillains_sweden Chapter as concerned citizens thought these good looking bearded brothers were a Terrorist group. Now worldwide newscasters and people all over the world have taken notice on how bad “Facial Profiling” can be for a bearded brother. Let this be a lesson: DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER, OR A MAN BY HIS BEARD. ( Google : Bearded Villains News ) Photo by one of our members who was part of this event @jonte75