Did 'Samson' just cut off his hair?
SPOTLIGHT: Did you ever wonder what World Cup-winning Springbok scrumhalf Francois de Klerk will look like without his long, flowing blond locks?
Wonder no more.
The 29-year-old appears to have cut his hair ahead of the Premiership semifinal – when his team, Sale Sharks, will travel to Sandy Park in Devon to face the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.
A picture of De Klerk, minus his trademark hair, started to appear on social media on Wednesday.
The source/origin and authenticity of the picture could not be determined – as it appeared nowhere on the social media accounts of @fafdeklerk, @SaleSharksRugby or @premrugby.
I wasn’t ready for a @fafdeklerk haircut ahead of the semi-final vs Chiefs this weekend 😱
— FAB Rugby (@fab_rugby) June 16, 2021
It did not stop social media from exploding in reaction.
In earlier media posts on the Sale Sharks pages, De Klerk still sported his flowing locks while previewing the play-offs.