Chelsea midfielder Willian’s afro prank fools SambafootWillian battles for possession with Kyle Walker during Saturday's clash
What were we to think? The Brazilian star posted a picture of himself on Instagram with a man armed with some hair-clippers about to remove his trademark afro.
The 25-year-old was expected to turn out against Tottenham Hotspur with a new look and news of the player’s trip to the barber’s was widespread.
Willian must have been chuckling away to himself.
He walked on to the Stamford Bridge pitch with his afro intact and proceeded to star in his team’s emphatic 4-0 win over their London rivals.
Sambafoot would therefore like to remind Willian – and his afro – that April Fools’ Day is not for a few weeks.
We’ll be ready.