On Wednesday evening, Bayern Munich recorded a straightforward 3-0 win over Bundesliga upstarts RB Leipzig to spirit themselves back to their rightful place on top of the pile.
Other than the result, the game was notable for two reasons: The first being Thiago Alcantara’s masterful pass to Santa and the second being the debut of Mats Hummels’ horrendous new dye-job.
Indeed, the centre-back took to the pitch sporting a head full of peroxide blonde hair, thus invoking the usual mocking wrath of social media.
Christ, even Lidl had a dig…
— Lidl Deutschland (@lidl) December 21, 2016
However, it soon transpired that Hummels’ new bleached ‘do wasn’t entirely his own bidding, with the defender later confirming that it was the direct result of a lost wager.
Speaking after the match, the 28-year-old confessed to Abendzeitung:
I lost a bet during the Oktoberfest therefore I had to play a Bundesliga game with blonde hair.
I had to have it for at least one game in 2016, so I thought to myself ‘We’ll just take first place against second place, that way it will get the most attention.’
Oh Mats, you wag.