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NFL star Russell Wilson tried something new on Friday. The African American quarterback straightened his hair, and wore it out to a New York Fashion Week event.

And it looked ummmm . . . a little strange.

Here are pics of this new hair:

As soon as Ciara tweeted out the pics, Russell started going viral - in a bad way. People were calling him, "Russell Zoolander" or "Uncle Jesse."

It was really bad.

Well Russell got the message. Less than a day later Russell changed up his hairstyle. Instead of him wearing it out, he pulled it back in a pony tail.

And so far - it seems like Twitter approves of the change:


Russell has been named to seven Pro Bowls and has started in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XLVIII. He holds the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through seven seasons and is one of two quarterbacks in NFL history with a career passer rating over 100.

On April 15, 2019, Wilson signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Seahawks, making him the highest paid player in the NFL.