Blonds have more fun


Barcelona's Lionel Messi usually leaves fashion statements to his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Argentinian turned heads when he arrived for training at St George's Park yesterday sporting platinum-blond hair. Messi seemed to be in high spirits as he trained with his Barca team-mates for the first time after a stormy off-season. The forward quit the national team after failing to lead them to a Copa America triumph, and was then slapped with a 21-month suspended jail sentence for tax evasion.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2016, with the headline 'Blonds have more fun'. Print Edition | Subscribe