A real head scratcher: Lingard asks EA to finally update his haircut for FIFA 19
- The Manchester United midfielder took to Twitter to voice his frustrations to EA
- FIFA 19 closed beta leaked gameplay shows Lingard’s hair hasn’t been updated
- However, Jess Lingard does have one change in FIFA 19 with his own celebration
One of EA Sports’ biggest selling factors for the FIFA series is the incredible graphics and their vast collection of licenses, allowing them to use players’ likeness in the game.
FIFA 19’s launch is just over a month away with many excited to see what their favourite players look like in-game and what ratings EA have given them. The game isn’t out yet but some footage has already emerged from the closed beta.
Lingard’s hair in FIFA 18 (left) isn’t accurate and FIFA 19 gameplay shows it hasn’t improved
The Manchester United and England forward tweeted FIFA to ask for it to be changed
The England star Tweeted out at EA, complaining that the last few FIFA games have been using the same haircut. Unsurprisingly, he hasn’t been given a response as of yet.
This isn’t the first time the game has struggled with hair either. Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira had quite the battle to get his character updated but finally succeeded. He then promised to never dye his hair blonde to make EA’s job easier.
Considering every player has their face 3D scanned into the game, there’s no excuse for EA to get things so wrong. Despite that, leaked gameplay from the FIFA 19 closed beta shows that Lingard still hasn’t been updated.
Leaked FIFA 19 closed beta footage isn’t too clear but you can see Jesse’s hair hasn’t changed
However, EA have at least shown him a little bit of love for the new FIFA by giving him his own celebration in the game. Lingard is known for his extravagant celebrations and the Milly Rock dance is one of his most popular, leading to EA adding it to the game.
Another popular Lingard celebration is the ‘hype dance’ from Fortnite which he used after scoring at the World Cup. With Griezmann performing the ‘Take the L’ dance at the World Cup final, there’s no excuse for FIFA 19 not including at least one Fortnite-inspired celebration.