Ghana international and former Sunderland striker, Asamoah Gyan, has been fined for having an ‘unethical hairstyle’.
The 31-year-old, who is on loan at Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League side Al Ahli from Shanghai SIPG has been found to have infringed the law together with other 45 players. Gyan showed off his latest mohawk hairstyle during the Africa Cup of Nations where he captained Ghana.
In the Islamic law, they prohibit ‘Qaza’ hairstyles, which include mohawk, because only part of the head is shaved, leaving other parts unshaven. Suhail Al-Mansoori of Al Wahda was recently told he would have to cut his curly perm while in 2012 Saudi Arabia goalkeeper, Waleed Abdullah, was told to cut his “un-Islamic hair” before a match.
UAE FA introduced guidelines which players are expected to abide by.