As we are all aware by this point, Neymar does not exactly shy away from some brave fashion and grooming choices.
Neymar chose to dye his locks in strands of blonde, creating an effect not unlike a bale of straw or strands of spaghetti.
And as he took his first steps at the World Cup against Switzerland that most demanding sartorial forum, Twitter, was already passing judgement...
Neymar looking a little apprehensive by the occasion... pic.twitter.com/QHrWbPHj1C— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 17 de junio de 2018
Neymar looks like she's just dropped a mixtape dissing Cardi B pic.twitter.com/PGgOaUd7ka— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) 17 de junio de 2018
my man neymar jr looks so damn good what a snack 🤤— ً🇧🇷 (@swetneer) 17 de junio de 2018
When you see Neymar's new hairstyle. pic.twitter.com/nsmB47DRMl— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) 17 de junio de 2018
Neymar’s hair is fabulous. Confusing, but fabulous. #WorldCup— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) 17 de junio de 2018
Neymar got his hair done for a wedding reception to play in the World Cup and you can't do things like this when you're an average player. pic.twitter.com/2A5u1j4rHa— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) 17 de junio de 2018
"I'll have it like the one in the middle," said Neymar. pic.twitter.com/FS9wGcsBbO— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) 17 de junio de 2018
Barber: what can I do for you pal?— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 17 de junio de 2018
Neymar: ever seen a bird’s nest?
Barber: say no more pic.twitter.com/6j4rYR1rSP
Despite the widespread derision, the Paris Saint-Germain star will be hopeful the new hair-do will bring him - and Brazil - some extra luck, just as it did for his predecessor Ronaldo 16 years ago in Japan and South Korea.
Like Neymar, El Fenomeno sported a bizarre new cut for the 2002 World Cup, which prompted plenty of mocking, but it did him no harm as Brazil won their fifth world title and he finished the tournament as top scorer with eight goals.