Mahrez and Benrahma remove blonde hair dye after Algeria manager 'demands players turn up looking respectable'

RIYAD MAHREZ and Said Benrahma have both removed their blonde hair dye after it failed to impress the Algeria manager, according to reports.

The Premier League duo have both been sporting platinum blonde trims in the early weeks of the new season.

But upon reporting for international duty, Mahrez and Benrahma have reverted back to their natural hair colours.

According to Algerian outlet Dzair Daily, Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi takes a dim view towards such hairstyles.

They report that Belmadi demands a more 'respectable' cut when players are working with him.

Dzair Daily add that the 45-year-old wants his stars to sport looks that 'reflect the traditions and customs of Algerian society'.

Mahrez, in particular, is a hero in his homeland.

The Manchester City star, 30, played a huge role in helping his country win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.


His contributions included a last-gasp 95th minute winner against Nigeria in the semi-finals.

This time around, Mahrez and Benrahma are aiming to ensure that their country qualifies for next year's World Cup in Qatar.

The Desert Warriors face Djibouti this evening, before clashing with Burkina Faso on Tuesday.

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