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Croatia's Ivan Perisic is very, very patriotic and has the haircut to prove it
The Inter Milan midfielder loves his country. And the number he wears, evidently.

WE’RE ALL USED to footballers and their desire to express themselves through intricate tattoos, statement clothing and bizarre hairstyles.

Remember Taribo West and Jason Lee? Ronaldo at the 2002 World Cup? Barry Venison?

Anyway, you get the picture.

Still, at least Croatia’s Ivan Perisic remained quite patriotic (though equally crazy) when he took a trip to the barbers.

No short back and sides for this lad. Absolutely not.

He went to the extreme so there is now a map of his country shaved into one side of his head.

And on the other?

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The number he wears, obviously.

Points for effort, certainly.

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