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WATCH: Javier Hernandez Debuts New Look After Losing Bet

WATCH: Javier Hernandez Debuts New Look After Losing Bet

Having been known as 'Chicharito' or 'Little Pea' for most of his career, Javier Hernandez now suitably resembles the vegetable he has been compared to for so long, after losing a bet on this year's Super Bowl.

The Mexican striker has taken to Instagram to reveal his bold new look, or rather 'bald' new look, showing off a shaved head and looking thoroughly embarrassed in the process.

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Hernandez had predicted that the Atlanta Falcons would lift their first Super Bowl, at the expense of the New England Patriots at Houston's NRG Stadium in February and, after three quarters of 'The Greatest Show On Earth', the former Manchester United striker's hair looked to be safe.

However, in the fourth quarter Tom Brady decided to stop dicking around and began throwing bombs left, right and centre to take the game into overtime, where the Pats would claim one of the most dramatic Super Bowl victories of all time, completing a record breaking turnaround to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy for the fifth time in their history.


Tom Brady
Tom Brady

Tom Brady lifts the Vince Lombardi at Super Bowl LI, costing the Atlanta Falcons their first title and Javier Hernandez his hair. Image: PA

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The Patriots' victory saw them overturn a 25 point deficit, the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, which makes Hernandez's loss even more painful for the Bayer Leverkusen number seven, who must have thought it was in the bag when the Falcons stormed into a 28-3 lead. When James White scored the title winning touchdown in overtime, handing the Patriots a historic 34-28 victory, Hernandez had to accept his fate.

And this is the result:

Credit: CH14_Instagram

From what we can gather, Hernandez's message is aimed at Sergio Dipp, a commentator for ESPN in Latin America. Dipp has also shared Hernandez's video on his own Instagram account although it's unclear what Dipp's end of the bargain was should the Falcons have held onto their lead and won Super Bowl LI.


Tomé esta foto al final del partido... La voy a imprimir y guardar para siempre. #SB51 #Tiempo #Trabajo #Fe

A post shared by sergioadippw (@sergioadippw) on




In the video, Hernandez declares, "People from Jalisco do not back down" although, judging by the fact it has taken the Mexican striker over a month to go through with shaving his head, it would appear 'Little Pea' did in fact do his best to get out of clipping his barnet off.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Bayer Leverkusen, Javier Hernandez, NFL, super bowl

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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