For those of you that watched the Copa America, you’d have seen a slightly different looking Lionel Messi.
The Argentine was sporting a ginger-tinted beard as he failed to lead his nation to glory, with the superstar missing a penalty in the final shoot-out loss to Chile.
But a ginger beard will be no longer the most stand-out aspect of Messi’s appearance at the start of the upcoming season. That’s because the five-time Ballon d’Or has decided to dye his hair blonde.
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Messi’s long-term partner Antonella Roccuzzo has uploaded a picture of the Barcelona star with his new hairstyle and, to be fair, it kind of suits him.
Twitter reacted in spectacular fashion after seeing the image of Messi with his bizarre new haircut.
Messi obviously isn’t the only footballer to have gone blonde in recent months. Ahead of Euro 2016, both Aaron Ramsey and Marouane Fellaini dyed their hair. While their decision to go blonde didn’t exactly catch on, expect to see plenty of players dying their hair now that one of the greatest footballers of all-time has done so.
Sporting his new hair, Messi has returned to Barcelona training early as he aims to put this summer’s disappointments behind him. Messi cutting his holiday short is fantastic news for Celtic, Leicester and Liverpool fans who will be hoping to catch a glimpse of him during pre-season friendlies against their clubs.
Messi, of course, retired from international football following Copa America heartbreak and it’s still not clear whether the 29-year-old will make a U-turn on his decision.