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Hair loss, like death, is coming for us all. No matter how strong your genes are, life eventually steals your flowing locks and turns them white, or, worse yet, takes them altogether. You can fight it, but nature always wins. Which brings us to Manchester City attacker David Silva.

Silva’s enjoyed a stellar career with Valencia, City, and the Spanish national team, winning two Premier League titles, two Euros, and a World Cup. He’s accomplished more than most players ever will, and most impressively, he’s done so with a sweeping mane of hair that makes him look like he’s trying out for a boy band. In the same way that bald defenders and elaborately coiffed strikers make sense, the platonic idea of a creative midfielder should look something like this.

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Here he was last season. Handsome, right?

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However, in July, Silva suddenly parted with his hair, initially going with a tasteful buzzcut before committing fully to something more closely resembling a straight-up Bic job. Like David Beckham and Fernando Torres before him, Silva is now bald.

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Far be it for me to judge the hairstyle choices of a superstar attacking midfielder like Silva, but it bums me out to see a hair genius like Silva choose to lose his locks on purpose. It hasn’t made him a less effective player or anything, but hopefully he’ll soon realize he needs a full head of hair to be at his best.