The former German international loses a bet – and emerges as a platinum blonde double the world champion from the USA.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has already done it, Mats Hummels also, Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha, even Lionel Messi. They all wore their hair white to platinum blond. That did not always look so successful, it did not always happen voluntarily. Hummels, for example, declared in 2016 that he had lost a bet on can throwing at the Oktoberfest.
Similarly, it should now have happened with Mesut Özil. He lost a bet in batting against Alexandre Lacazette, his colleague at Arsenal. Since then, his hair is platinum blonde. Allegedly, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac, who are also lost, now wear the same hairstyle.
Team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang compared the blond Ozil with Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the US Women's World Champion: "Now I know how they won," he wrote on Instagram. "Best hairstyle you've ever had, brother!" A flattering comparison, others drew parallels between Özil and Heino. The former international, 30, said it all out loud Sports Information Service Laughing at the training camp in Los Angeles: "That's life."