David Luiz Pictures with Hair Shaved Were a Cruel Hoax Before 2014 World Cup

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJune 11, 2014

TERESOPOLIS, BRAZIL - JUNE 09: David Luiz in action during a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad's Granja Comary training complex, on June 09, 2014 in Teresopolis, 90 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Reports and pictures that Brazil international David Luiz had got a buzz cut before the 2014 World Cup began were the talk of social media—until it turned out they were a clever fake.

The pictures were released by Brazilian satirical website Ole do Brasiland they were pretty convincing at first:

Sideshow Bob remains! Pictures of David Luiz with shaved head are a hoax by Olé do Brasil http://t.co/JN4lNzZlGm pic.twitter.com/pmQmPtDD5X

— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) June 10, 2014

But once people started looking at Ole do Brasil's brief, it became apparent that they were not genuine.

David Luiz's long, curly hair has earned him the nickname "Sideshow Bob" after The Simpsons character with the same haircut. 

As you can see in the lead image above, the hair is still there.

[H/T 101 Great Goals]

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