Napoli star changes hair colour before trophy presentation

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Known for being the creative force in Napoli's midfield, Mark Hamsik took things one step further on Saturday night.

The Slovakia international decided to dye his infamous mohawk light blue to match Napoli's famous kit before he lifted the Coppa Italia.

The decision added a nit touch of fun to a game marred by violence as three Napoli fans were shot in an incident which delayed kick-off by 45 minutes.

Napoli won the game 3-1 thanks to a double from Lorenzo Insigne and a Dries Mertens strike, giving Rafael Benitez his first trophy since lifting the Europa League with Chelsea last season.

Once the game had ended and attentions were turned away from the crowd trouble, captain Hamsik was the main talking point.

We've seen plenty of barmy haircuts in football over the years, but not since Mauro Camoranesi cut off his famous ponytail has a play undergone such a high-profile makeover at a moment like this.

Much like a young David Beckham, Hamsik's outlandish hair often sets him apart from opponents just as much as his footballing ability.

The victory provided Benitez' men with their second Coppa Italia success in three seasons having lifted the trophy in 2012 and Hamsik's colourful tribute would have given the Napoli supporters even more reason to smile.

Can you think of anyone else changing their locks on the field of play? Use the comment section below to let us know a few of your favourite footballing hairstyles.

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