New Messi ‘do’ won’t stop him wearing awful Ballon d’Or whistle

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Last seen skulking up the steps of the Maracana Stadium, not once but twice as he collected his World Cup Golden Ball and Runners-Up medals, Lionel Messi�s reappearance in pre-season has caused a stir for the state of his new hair cut.

Perhaps it�s the desire to be play in a more Germanic fashion after that final defeat, but Messi�s barnet is more Berlin bohemian than the south-American-style mullet we�d grown accustomed to.

In celebration of his dodgy do Ladbrokes� latest breaking bet affords the maestro odds of 5/2 to win back FIFA�s Ballon d�Or award, but as we�ve discovered that�s just more opportunity for Messi fashion faux-pars at the glitzy ceremony…

2009

2009 � Looking like a car salesman here, Messi sports a questionable hairstyle and can�t even do up a tie properly.

2010

2010 � Arguably his best effort of the lot, but those lapels won�t float everyone�s boat.

2011

2011 � Even when he gets the suit somewhere near smart Messi ruins it with a scruffy hair cut.

2012

2012 � A velvet number, are you sure Lionel?

2013

2013 � When have Polka dots EVER been in?

2014

2014 � The hair is better, the girl is gorgeous but the suit is RED!

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