Gingers. Ginners. Rangas. Bloodnuts. Copper tops. Carrot heads. The English speaking world has more words for ginger haired people than Inuit’s have for snow (which, at last count, was in excess of 75, the daft sausages).
One of the few things that genuinely unites the world is making fun at the expense of gingers. But we’re not going to join in with this pan-global bullying. Far from it. We’re here to celebrate the flame haired heroes.
Whether the lack of melanin in their skin lets them fly higher, or the lifetime of bullying has made them tougher, these five-and-a-half action sports gingers absolutely rip.
1) Shaun White – Snowboard
The flying tomato is the best known snowboarder on the planet. Heck, if I wasn’t for one Tony Hawk, he’d probably be the best known action sports persona full stop.
On a snowboard, he’s dominated both the Winter Olympics and the Winter X-Games. He’s gone on to release a series of successful video games, started a middle-of-the-road rock band, stumped up the cash to buy the entire Air And Style snowboard event, and got slagged off in snowboard magazines the world over, all while being a ginger.