Lionel Messi fan gets iconic haircut after Argentina wins the World Cup
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Messi really has some devoted fans out there.
One in particular has taken their love to new heights in the wake of Argentina's epic World Cup win.
The supporter decided it was prime time for a new fade, only this time with the little magician's face shaved into the back of his head.
An Instagram snap posted by hairstylist Anton Barber from the Dominican Republic showed off the epic style and honestly, well done to him.
The likeness is astounding.
Some fans might simply sport the blue and white colours of the winning squad as a way to celebrate. But not whoever this guy is and, honestly, power to him.In his post, the talented barber wrote: "I am fortunate to belong to Messi era, football history is rewritten.
"I watched several world cups hoping you will be given a chance to win that beautiful world trophy.
"Soccer unites, Latin America won today. You are great on and off the pitch."
It comes after Messi led his team to victory against France in a 4-2 defeat at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
And much to the delight of many loyal fans, the legendary player said he would not be retiring from football anytime soon despite teasing he would before the tournament.
🗣️ "MIRÁ LO QUE ES, ES HERMOSA. ¿SABÉS CUÁNTO LA VOY A BESAR?"— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) December 18, 2022
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He told TyC: "I won the Copa America and the World Cup in a short time.
"I love what I do, being in the national team, and I want to continue living a few more games being world champion.”
And now, the tributes are pouring in.
Reuters reported that aside from the odd haircut here or there, tattoo artists are being swamped with those demanding Messi ink.
Many have flocked to tattoo parlours in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.
Tattoo artist Sebastian Arguello Paz, who was wearing the jersey of national goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez told the outlet: "I knew lots of people wanted tattoos of Messi and the team, because they had already booked me before the final.
“I never imagined there would be a queue at the shop the next day."
However, it was one of Messi’s fiery moments after the Argentina and Netherlands clash, inspiring one fan to honour the icon.
“When Messi said 'What are you looking at, dummy?', I knew that if we won I would get it tattooed," Maria Celia Compagno, 68, told Reuters.
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Topics: Lionel Messi, Argentina, Football World Cup