A fan photo of Ed Sheeran went viral after a gust of wind gave the unsuspecting singer an interesting hair-do.

Ed Sheeran fan Talia Calandra tweeted a photo of her and the singer with the caption, "I met Ed Sheeran today and & a gust of wind made my pic with him 10x more exciting".

Sheeran appears to be caught unawares as the wind takes free reign over his unruly ginger locks.

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Posted last week, the photo has now been shared over 48,000 times.

The internet has not been kind to Sheeran this week; on Wednesday, a prank from Radio One DJ Greg James saw the innuendo-laden hashtag #Sheeranalbumparty go viral.

James later told twitter how proud he was of getting the hashtag trending.

Sheeran was recently announced as having a cameo in the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones.