Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has managed to shock the entire footballing world – not through his on-field antics, but by taking a drastic step off it.
The Belgian international has shaved off his iconic afro – the hairstyle he was famous for amongst the followers of the game.
The player seems to have altered his style for his 31st birthday, as he did post a picture of himself with the cleanly cut hair on social media, with the caption: “New year, new look.”
Naturally, fans and footballers alike had a lot to say about this update on social media.
Several of his fellow club and international teammates, including the likes of Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, and Vincent Kompany, made sure to drop their comments on Fellaini’s Instagram post.
Reaction of footballers and other players on Fellaini's new hairstyle. pic.twitter.com/5SEnPcvrTU
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) November 14, 2018
Along with his teammates, other celebrities were also seen joining the party, including football freestyler Soufiane Touzani and Indian cricket player Yuvraj Singh.
Further, fans on Twitter also had something to say, as is usually the case:
NOOOOOO FELLAINI HAS CUT HIS AFRO OFF?! 😱 pic.twitter.com/HlLmPaQXHk
— TeamFA (@TeamFA) November 14, 2018
— David Munday (@DavidMunday815) November 14, 2018
And When I thought Today Had Shown me its All,,then,, BOOM!!!
A 'Hairless' Fellaini 😂😂😂🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/E8ARFNXmTu
— NEWTON CLIVE (@Newton_Clive) November 14, 2018
Fellaini: Well what do you think?
Barber: Looks good but…
Barber: … your head looks fucking tiny!!
— Average Striker (@AverageStriker) November 14, 2018
What do you think about Fellaini’s new look?