Lionel Messi Has Joined In With The Worst Hair Trend Of 2016

Why, Leo?..Why?​

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Time was when Lionel Messi was but a squat, carefree footballing savant with a working man's mullet and an endearingly bad dress sense. But then he started racking up Ballon d'ors and Champions Leagues and got tattoos and a trendy beard.

And now he's gone too far.

Lionel Messi: a haircut timeline.
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Over the weekend an image surfaced of Messi sporting the most popular and terrible hair trend of the year: the dreaded bleached blonde job. It's a style that seems to have gained particular credence amongst footballers, with everyone from Aaron Ramsay to Paul Pogba getting the 1998 boyband look.

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Messi's wife was the guilty accomplice in Leo's botched hair crime, posting the above photo of the world's most-gifted footballer with, arguably, the world's worst haircut.

Luckily in times like these, we can all turn to Twitter to indulge in some collective keyboard bashing.