A man known as ‘Porno’ by his football mates had some explaining to do after his wife found out about his nickname, three years into their marriage. Fearing further revelations about his sordid past, Jayne Wilkinson locked husband Ian out of their house while he was at a Brighton and Hove Albion match one evening. But they are now back together, thanks to a perfectly innocent explanation.
When Brighton were relegated in 1996 into the basement League (then known as the Third Division), Ian declared that he would not shave his moustache off until they were promoted again. Unfortunately, that was five years later, by which time Ian had grown a large, bushy moustache that made him look like a German porn star, hence the nickname.
Even though he hasn’t had a moustache since 2001, Ian is still called ‘Porno’ whenever he goes to the football. Unsurprisingly, he is not taking part in ‘Movember’.