Former Sunderland Striker Asamoah Gyan Punished For Having 'Unethical Hair'

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan is one of 40 players deemed to have "unethical hair" according to the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) guidelines.

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

Suhail Al-Mansoori of Al Wahda 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.

The former Al Ain man's hairstyle is said to violate Islamic teachings that ban "Qaza" hairstyles, such as mohawks where parts of the head are shaved.

The Ghanaian striker, who scored 10 goals during a successful season at Sunderland in 2010/11, is now on loan at the Arabian Gulf League side Al Ahli, from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG.

The warning letters sent to players are part of a move to prevent the footballers from influencing children.

Ahdaaf says that dozens of other players are in trouble, including Suhail al-Mansoori, who boasts an nearly identical barnet to Abdulrahman, prompting even more confusion over the guidelines.

Gyan is now with Al Alhi in Dubai, on loan from Shanghai SIPG.