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Dani Alves reported to be the man behind Neymar's bald look

Neymar in his new clean shaven look

When Barcelona took to the pitch against Las Palmas in a La Liga encounter last month, Lionel Messi wasn’t the only casualty as thought of earlier. The Nou Camp along with viewers all over the world was shocked to see Neymar stroll on to the pitch sporting a shaven head. The Brazilian's trademark hair was gone! It was a radical shift from the undercut he used to sport before. The social media was abuzz with this particular story.

Ever since Neymar emerged on the international scene with his tricks and flicks and the trademark Brazilian flair, he has been equally renowned for his flamboyant hairstyles. Whether it was just shaggily buzzed hair or the mohawk from his time at Santos to the blond fauxhawk while playing for Brazil last year, he has readily experimented with his hair all along. His mohawk crossed with a mullet during the Olympics of August 2012 was in particular widely followed and reviewed upon.

Remarkably, it was reported by Mundo Deportivo that Neymar’s shaved head look hasn’t gone down too well with his sponsors. Gilette and Poker Stars were left frustrated with the Brazilian ace’s present look. It was also reported that the two sponsors are refusing to use his shaven look for their upcoming projects which would mean they would have to digitally portray his longer hairstyle.

Mundo Deportivo also explains the quite bizarre context in which the look was adopted by Neymar. Apparently it was his Barcelona and Brazilian teammate and the equally eccentric Dani Alves, who persuaded Neymar to shave his head. Alves is no stranger to vivacious hairstyles himself. The Brazilian duo had famously sported the same blond hairstyle during the 2014 FIFA World cup. So it is probably not surprising to see Neymar do the same again. What was more astonishing was that it was performed by Alves himself in their dressing room just hours before Barcelona’s La Liga encounter against minnows Las Palmas.

This report blows cold water to all speculations regarding claims which said Neymar was sporting a clean shaved look showing solidarity to cancer victims.

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