During the Portugal vs. USA World Cup game, we noticed that Cristiano Ronaldo had cut his hair. This haircut featured a zig-zag-like line on the side of his head and he received a lot of scrutiny for it–some even called it the worst haircut ever. But, this design has pretty incredible significance.
According to Yahoo Sports, the haircut was for a young boy in Spain who recently underwent brain surgery and it was paid for by the Real Madrid star. He wanted to show his support for the young fan on the World Cup stage.
Reason behind Ronaldo’s haircut? He did it to match the scar of a young fan who recently had his brain tumor removed. pic.twitter.com/sBy6Rb74wA
— Sports Pics (@AmazingSprtsPic) June 23, 2014
Some skeptics are saying that brain surgery requires the head to be shaved completely and it wouldn’t create a jagged line.
Regardless of the shape of the line, it’s the thought that counts, right?