Ivan Perisic took patriotism to a whole new level with one of the worst haircuts ever seen


In a crowded field of bad haircuts at major football tournaments, Ivan Perisic might just have trumped the lot.

There was no doubting the Croatia midfielder's national pride when he rocked up to his side's last-16 clash with Portugal sporting this barnet. We just hope he didn't pay for it.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic
(Frank Augstein/AP/PA)

We've seen plenty of bad haircuts at tournaments before - we're thinking Ronaldo at the 2002 World Cup - while everyone remembers the Romania team bleaching their hair blond at the 1998 World Cup.

Brazil's Ronaldo
(Dusan Vranic/AP/PA)

Perisic's cut was expectedly the talk of Twitter - although surprisingly not all of it was bad.

In a dire game that saw no shots on target during the 90 minutes, it was actually a welcome distraction.

It's fair to say the game was not one to stick in the memory.

And after all of that we didn't even get penalties.

Ricardo Queresma bundled in from a yard after Cristiano Ronaldo's shot was blocked with three minutes left in extra-time - just moments after Perisic hit the post.

It wasn't worth the wait.