As one of the most successful footballers in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo has access to the finest stylists and hairdressers money can buy.
And yet, fans watching the Champions League Final in Kiev last night admitted they couldn’t concentrate on the action – because the 33-year-old’s new ‘do’ was simply too distracting.
The Real Madrid football star showed off the quirky new look for the huge match – but left fans tittering on Twitter.
Ronaldo appeared to have added frosted blonde tips to his new curling brunette locks as he took to the pitch in the nerve-jangling match, which saw Real Madrid defeat Liverpool 3-1 at full-time.
Noodle hair, don’t care! Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, debuted a new hairstyle during last night’s Champions League final against Liverpool
The footballing legend squeezed girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez after picking up his fifth Champion’s League winners medal – but fans were bemused by his latest hairstyle
His performance took a backseat to his new frosted tips, which were roundly mocked on Twitter
His new hair was compared to everything from instant noodles to NSYNC-era Justin Timberlake’s wavy tresses.
Some football fans could only concentrate on the 33-year-old’s new hair style, rather than the tense action on the pitch.
One tweeted: ‘Imagine having as much money and fame as Ronaldo and still having frosted tips.’
‘Ronaldo got frosted tips like he wishes he was a member of *nysnc,’ another posted.
A third said: ‘Ronaldo has dyed the tips of his hair honey blonde. Its over for Liverpool.’
‘Ronaldo looks like a packet of super noodles,’ a fourth wrote.
Another said: ‘Apparently Ronaldo keeps his terrible noodle hair as it brings him good luck.’
‘Ronaldo’s hair is a gross violation of my human rights,’ one posted.
‘It’s all over for Liverpool!’ Fans quipped that the new curly-topped Ronaldo – with blonde tips – was the real reason Real Madrid won the final with a 3-1 victory in Kiev on Saturday night
Family affair: The star’s hair was compared to everything from curly fries to instant noodles and Justin Timberlake’s 90s curls. Pictured: Ronaldo with his young son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez
She seems to like it! The footballer catches a passionate kiss from Georgina after lifting the trophy
Ronaldo has sported many styles during his illustrious career…but his latest style didn’t impress those watching the match
Meanwhile, on the pitch, Liverpool fans were left devastated last night as two horrendous goalkeeping errors by Loris Karius gifted Real Madrid their 3-1 victory.
Karius gifted Madrid their first goal after throwing the ball directly into the path of Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Sadio Mane equalised four minutes later, but Gareth Bale restored the Madrid lead with a spectacular overhead kick, with little over half an hour remaining.
With five minutes left on the clock, Karius made a second blunder, this time from Bale, by palming the Welsh wizard’s long range shot into the back of his own net.
The young keeper apologized for his mistakes last night amid exasperated criticism. He told Talk Sport: ‘I don’t feel anything right now. Today I lost my team the game and I feel sorry for everyone.’