There was a time when football was all about, well, football, but with interaction through social media at an all-time high, now fans can get a glimpse into every aspect of a player's life.
It is for that reason that we can reveal Romelu Lukaku's new haircut, which the Chelsea striker currently on loan at Everton displayed with a smile on Instagram earlier today.
Those dreadlocks are well and truly consigned to the past, as the Belgian international has gone even shorter than before, leaving some fans to beg for a return of the previous look.
Ever since Willian posted a picture that appeared to show him about to lose that famous 'fro, footballer's hairstyles have been a hot - if slightly bemusing - topic. But in truth if the Belgian beast keeps doing what he is great at, no one will care whether he does it with a short-back-and-sides or the dreads that he made so famous.