In one of the weirdest twists of irony to come out of professional sports in quite some time, Philadelphia Flyers stars Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell have decided to use one of the NHL’s greatest traditions to protest the lockout.

Giroux took to twitter to inform the rest of us that he and his teammate, Hartnell, planned on growing out their facial hair until the lockout finally comes to an end.

From Giroux on Twitter:
Me and @Hartsy19 are growing out beards for the lockout.. Hopefully shave very soon!! #anyjoiners? RT if you’re in!!!
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