Mitchell Johnson fires back at trolls who have targeted him over the colour of his hair

Cricket legend Mitchell Johnson fires back at negative trolls who target him over the colour of his hair

Former cricketer Mitchell Johnson has hit back at trolls who have attacked him over the colour of his hair and his looks.

The 38-year-old posted a picture of his dark locks to Instagram and slammed those who made negative comments about his hair and appearing ‘old’.  

‘I’ve been getting msg’s about being so gray & old, well I am getting old like all of us do (sic),’ the fast bowler wrote. 

Disgraceful: Cricket legend Mitchell Johnson has fired back at trolls who have targeted him over the colour of his hair

Many of the commenters incorrectly assumed the cricket star used dye to retain his colour, but Johnson set the record straight and claims that’s not the case.

‘This is the natural colour of my hair, black, I haven’t coloured it,’ he wrote. ‘I would definitely embrace the silver fox look as it would be a normal/natural thing, but not gray just yet.’     

Johnson has spoken candidly in the past about his mental health struggles, particularly his battle with severe depression on SAS Australia last year. 

Setting the record straight: The 38-year-old former fast bowler (pictured with his wife) posted a photo of his dark locks to Instagram and slammed those who made negative comments about his hair colour and appearing 'old'

Setting the record straight: The 38-year-old former fast bowler (pictured with his wife) posted a photo of his dark locks to Instagram and slammed those who made negative comments about his hair colour and appearing ‘old’

He warned his followers and critics in his response to be think twice before posting targeting someone online.

‘I can handle myself on social media & this doesn’t bother me but so many can’t deal with being criticised or bullied online,’ he continued.

‘Think before you write a comment about someone’s appearance, you have no idea what they are going through & how it can affect them.’ 

He then concluded: ‘Just remember before you comment, would you say that to a strangers face?’

'Think before you write a comment about someone’s appearance': Johnson has spoken candidly in the past about his mental health struggles, particularly his battle with severe depression on SAS Australia last year

‘Think before you write a comment about someone’s appearance’: Johnson has spoken candidly in the past about his mental health struggles, particularly his battle with severe depression on SAS Australia last year

Fellow cricketer Matthew Hayden and former SAS star Erin McNaught both provided support to Johnson in the comment section of his post. 

Johnson has previously stated that his poor mental health and lack of confidence stemmed from his childhood and has continued on through his post-cricket career.

He revealed on SAS Australia last year that he would use cricket to ‘block out’ his mental struggles, which were sometimes exacerbated if he was underperforming on the pitch and being scrutinised by the media and supporters of the opposing team. 

Issues: The cricketer revealed on SAS Australia that he would use cricket to 'block out' his mental struggles, which were sometimes exacerbated if he was underperforming on the pitch and being scrutinised by the media and supporters of the opposing team.

Issues: The cricketer revealed on SAS Australia that he would use cricket to ‘block out’ his mental struggles, which were sometimes exacerbated if he was underperforming on the pitch and being scrutinised by the media and supporters of the opposing team.

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