Enrique tweeted a picture of himself with the new facial hair, alongside girlfriend Amy Jaine.
He wrote: “Surprised my girlfriend with a new style of beard this morning, she didn’t like it very much… hahahahaha.”
— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) October 8, 2014
The controversial snap had been retweeted more than a thousand times by midday on Wednesday with many expressing disbelief at the perceived insensitivity of the stunt.
Joakim tweeted: “I hope you don’t go any Jewish followers,” while Roy Morre wrote: “Oh dear! Hope you check up on your history after this #hitler”
Around six million Jews were gassed, starved and shot dead throughout his regime.
However some tweeters failed to see the resemblance to the Fuhrer.
Morenike Adebayo described it as “a Charlie Chaplin”, while Peter LFC decided: “You look like a French waiter.”