Most men would take comparisons to David Beckham as a major compliment given his global status as a fashion icon.
But in the case of Real Betis and Joaquín Sánchez, we can't help but feel there is an element of one's tongue being firmly in the cheek.
"We heard some rumours during the holidays but we thought it was fake..."
The veteran winger returned for pre-season with a daring new bleach-blonde hairstyle, which was captured on Betis' Twitter account.
Accompanying the picture was the caption: "We heard some rumours during the holidays but we thought it was fake. Now it seems it was true. Welcome back, 'David Beckham'!"
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Beckham was not averse to a brave hairdo or two during his playing career, perhaps most famously sporting a mohawk that became the trend in classrooms around the United Kingdom.
Check out Joaquín's look below. *WARNING* - you may want to wear sunglasses.
We heard some rumours during the holidays but we thought it was fake— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) July 6, 2018
Now it seems it was true
Welcome back, 'David Beckham'! pic.twitter.com/OiRKXu7bW7
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