It’s been a pretty tough day for Marouane Fellaini.
The Manchester United midfielder was dropped by manager Marc Wilmots by Belgium’s crucial Euro 2016 fixture against the Republic of Ireland.
Not only that, Fellaini was then refused entry into the stadium by security guards after not having his pass around his neck.
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One of the most recognisable figures in world football then had to rummage around in his kit bag to find his pass to enter the stadium.
Of course, the security staff may have been confused by Fellaini’s new hairdo. The Belgian no longer has his infamous dark afro after he dyed his hair blonde ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Also, we certainly can’t blame the staff for doing their jobs. Every member of staff and player is always seen with passes around their neck and, with the understandable heightened security surrounding the competition, Fellaini should know better than to leave his pass in his bag.
On the pitch, Fellaini was replaced by Yannick Carrasco for Belgium as they look to pick up their first point of the competition after an opening fixture defeat to Italy.
After the tournament, Fellaini will return to Old Trafford where he will meet new manager Jose Mourinho. Earlier this week, Fellaini revealed the text message the Special One sent to him before the beginning of Euro 2016.
"Mourinho contacted me by SMS to say welcome to United and to wish me a good Euros,” he told reporters.
Let's hope Mourinho recognises Fellaini when he arrives at Carrington in the coming weeks.
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