Peroxide blond hair, a hipster beard and sleeve tattoo, one of the best footballers ever has deserted his clean-cut image of old.
There will be many who prefer the more rugged Messi to the boy-next-door persona of his past, but Manchester United icon Cantona is not one of them!
“What is up with Lionel Messi?” he said in his role as Eurosport’s self-appointed ‘Commissioner of Football’.
“Bleach blond hair, red beard? Did he become the lead singer of a boys’ band?
“When he got the tattoo I was concerned, but this? Whoever did that to him should be ashamed. You turned our hero into a poor man’s Justin Bieber!”