Lionel Messi Just Did Something Drastic To His Hair And It Looks Insane

I don't know about you, but I've been worried about Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi since Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile last month.

Following the dramatic and crushing loss, Messi immediately announced his retirement from international soccer, saying,

I'm done playing with the national team. I tried my hardest, it's been four finals and I was not able to win. I tried everything possible, it hurts me more than anyone but it is evident that this is not for me. I want more than anyone to win a title with the national team, but unfortunately it did not happen.

Damn, Leo.

Well, in addition to retiring from the Argentina national team, Lionel Messi just went and did something even more outrageous: dye his hair bleach blonde.

Taking off to England. Going on with the preseason and my friend with his new look — Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) July 25, 2016

Messi's Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez tweeted the above picture of Messi's new look as they were preparing to take off for England on a preseason tour.

This is a very, uh, interesting look for Messi, it has to be said.

His blonde hair may be the topic of conversation at the moment, but I can almost guarantee it'll become back-page news once Messi starts firing in goals from all over the place at the start of Barcelona's season.