Yes, folks, it's gone. The shaggy mop is gone. According to the Brazilian's mother, through her Instagram account reginamm4, David Luiz has had a haircut. As you can see in this picture, his mother Regina is in possession of a box full of freshly-cut hair resembling David Luiz's signature curls. Given that this box is labelled, "DL," it's safe to say he's been shorn. The caption on the photo reads, "Saiu a primeira porção! Cliente mantida em sigilo!" [Which Google translates to, "He left the first portion! Client kept secret!"] Yes. his hair is gone. Let's have a little moment.
Unfortunately, David Luiz hasn't yet released a picture confirming the loss of his shaggy mop, so we'll have to wait to make sure. Or do we? Thankfully, for the state of the Chelsea-supporting public, his mother did publish another photo... Captioned "David Luiz perdeu os cachinhos! Que garoto maluco!" ["David Luiz missed the curls! That crazy kid!" according to the ever-mysterious Google.] This photo shows that, as with the Great David Luiz Hair Panic of 2012, he's merely had a trim. That's a significant amount of hair, but that's certainly not an entire fleece. We can breathe easily! Panic over. Crisis averted. David Luiz, barring a future photo saying otherwise, is only slightly-less shaggy than he ought to be.
If he does show up with a close crop in the coming days, it will prove three things. A) David Luiz will be spending most of his time in midfield, 2) Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player soon, and D) Chelsea have some sort of mad hair quota system, which probably explains Raul Meireles' gone-but-not-forgotten hair ferret of last season. [How can I miss that?]
Until proven otherwise, as I said, let's pretend David Luiz's mother and/or barber hasn't committed a tonsorial hate crime against Chelsea fans everywhere! Rejoice! Mead for everyone!