Footballers warned over 'unethical haircuts' in the UAE

Asamoah Gyan

Gyan was recently in action for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations

Former Sunderland forward Asamoah Gyan has been found guilty of having "unethical hair" under United Arab Emirates Football Association guidelines.

He has fallen foul of local rules due to his mohawk style of hair.

There are precedents for the ruling - Saudi Arabia keeper Waleed Abdullah was recently told to cut his "un-Islamic" hair by the referee before a match. "Some match officials in the United Arab Emirates enforce the rules because they are concerned about children copying the styles".

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was on target for club side Al Ahli Dubai in a 3-0 victory over Hatta in the Arabian Gulf League on Wednesday. If the players don't comply, a fine and even a suspension may follow.

According to the Mirror, he's one of 40 players being bought to justice over their "Qaza" haircuts, where only part of the head is shaved.

The Ghana striker is now playing with Al Ahli in the Arabian Gulf League.

Football website Ahdaaf reports that Al Wahda's Suhail Al-Mansoori was among the players named while 2016 Asian footballer of the year Omar Abdulrahman, sporting a almost identical hairstyle, was exempt.

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