They are demanding that Alex Kapranos grow back his fringe…

Franz Ferdinand fans are petitioning online for the return of singer ALEX KAPRANOS’s fringe.

At present there over 200 signatures demanding the frontman to grow his hair, following his change in style earlier this year.

A statement from ’The Undersigned’ on, reads: “If you aware of the Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand, you may also be aware of their lead singer’s late fringe. The fringe of Alexander Kapranos symbolised a great many things to his fans – freedom, truth, beauty, justice – and he also had to push it attractively out of his eyes in order to see. We liked that.

”However, it has come to our attention that the much beloved fringe of Mr Kapranos has been cruelly taken from his forehead, to be replaced with a haircut that enables him to see. We find this upsetting, shocking, infuriating and a variety of other words that end in “ing”.

We have decided that it is necessary to start up this petition, asking for Mr Kapranos to kindly grow his fringe back, so that freedom, truth, beauty, justice and hair-flipping are restored to mankind.”

Kapranos has posted a reply on the official Franz Ferdinand website, [url=]

He said: “Bloody Hell. There’s an online petition for me to grow my fringe back. Er… it’s getting there.”]

Franz Ferdinand have been in their studio in Scotland working on songs for the follow-up to their self-titled debut for most of this year.