Earlier today, Lionel Messi’s girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo posted a picture on Instagram of Messi’s new hair. The picture has gone viral as the world is both in awe and amazement.

Messi has clearly channeled his inner “Slim Shady” with his new hairstyle. To my very own amusement, it doesn’t look that bad. It’s clearly something completely different than what we’re used to, but then again, so were the tattoos and the beard.

If you’ve been following Messi throughout his career, it’s hilarious to think that he went from a young boy with long and wavy hair in his face all the time, to a blonde, tatted man. I remember him with his hairband back in 2007, and progressively began to cut his hair shorter and shorter.

Messi is apparently becoming more rebellious and carefree as the years go by. First his beard and now his hair, the tattoo, then the sleeve followed. I would’ve never imagined that shy long-haired Messi back in 2007 would turn out like this. Messi’s new hair doesn’t matter much to me, as long as he’s scoring goals and humiliating defenders, he can have his hair purple. Here’s to the new “Slim Shady” Messi!

Messi's new hair