Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang baffles fans after taking to social media with a brand new hairstyle, dubbed the Travis Scott.
Aubameyang has had a number of bold and unique haircuts over the course of his playing career, most recently dying his locks red and white after the Gunners’ FA Cup win last summer.
Now he has got himself on a new look during the latest international break, opting for a striking box-braid style which is inspired by the rapper Travis Scott.
His half-brother Willy shared a picture of them together on Instagram with a light-hearted caption that reads: “New song is coming soon”.
He then jokingly tagged the Premier League ace as the musician/rapper in the picture. Willy also tagged himself as Sean Paul in another hilarious comparison.
The fanbase were not pleased of their star striker’s new hair do, voicing how miffed out they were at it on Twitter.
@theChuck0: How Can this man be the Captain of my club dfkm
@d6sixx6: Why 🤷♂️ 🙈
@HazzaR72: I can’t defend this man any longer ffs
@sw_atkins: I know this could be controversial but shouldn’t he be practicing his football skills instead of having silly haircuts and posing like a 15 year old? Considering the wages he’s being paid his form has been appalling.
@TILIKI_OS: 😂😂 what the hell is this?!!!
@chasdavey19: Well we’ve been rightfully criticised for players with ridiculous, shit hairstyles many times in the past so I guess, I’m not surprised.
@PaulBouman18: We need to sell him this summer!! He’s lost it
@beard0ff: haircut like his game 🥴
@BradFox21114811: Dunno what to think about this 😂🙄
@anasz149: Can’t wait to see travis scott make his debut
Close enough😂 pic.twitter.com/FHQPSSYmJ3
— william samoei ruto👣 (@evans__kim) March 26, 2021
Reaction continued as Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang baffles fans with a new hairstyle…
@zero_haterz: We need goals not new hairstyle
@insytfootball: Love Aubameyang but he has to start acting his age.
@KoziDaviDKuRu: Why’s man done that???
@AFC_jay_0: Thanks for the goals, but it’s time to say goodbye to that hairstyle Auba 😂
@GoonerLoni: I can’t defend this man any longer ffs!
@MR_VIPS: Embarrassing – This is our Captain?
@savannahwareros: As hair styles go it’s a no from me
@Bukayo77: This guy is not serious
@koolboy1993: Grown man doing that lol
— Robbie (@Having_A_Partey) March 26, 2021
He isn’t the only player to have been mocked over his new haircut as a while back, Marouane Fellaini did exactly that.
Back in 2018, the former Manchester United midfielder stunned fans across the world by getting a mickey mouse type look.
The Belgium star posed for a special shoot for an edition of magazine GQ Style.
“It think it’s easy for them to portray me as an aggressive player, but I’m not,” Fellaini told GQ Style – just to prove he’s not a ‘Mickey Mouse’ footballer.
“I try to play my game, I try my best to recover the ball quickly: that’s my job.
“Try to be better all the time, to give my best for the team, for the club. I always want to improve.”
Paul Pogba is another player who gets criticised for his many hairstyles, provoking plenty of moans from pundit Graeme Souness.
On one occasion, Souness said: “Lionel Messi won the best player of the year award but you’ve got to question Paul Pogba’s attitude. His haircuts are starting to annoy me.”
According to the Sky Sports pundit, Pogba is a selfish player who just cares about looking “cool” and “clever” on the pitch. Souness even claimed that the only reason Pogba is still starting for United is that the club wants to “maintain his transfer value” before they sell him.
Others to criticise Pogba’s hair are Stan Collymore and Garth Crooks – and the player himself had a few words to say to them.
A question was put to him on social media, which was “Why didn’t you paint your hair during the World Cup?”.
He said: “Because I wanted peace to be my only focus on my performance and not my look so there is no excuse they could criticise the football part.”
Garth had previously said: “I have no time for his hairstyles and even less time for the dancing exhibitions.
“They are for beauty parlours and catwalks.
“What I do enjoy, though, is a footballer who can produce moments of magic with a football at his feet.”