- Asamoah Gyan was fined in UAE for having unethical hair
- Gyan is on loan at Al Ahli from Chinese club Shangai SIPG
- Gyan and more than 40 other players were fined for the offence
Black Stars of Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been fine by the UAE Football Association for having “unethical hair”.
Gyan, 31, is contracted to Shanghai SIPG but is currently in the midst of a loan spell at Ah Ahli.
Some interpretations of Islam deem that ‘Qaza’ styles of haircuts, which leave part of the head shaved but other parts unshaven, are banned.
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More than 40 players in a similar position to him have been fined according to UAE media Ahdaaf.
It is not the first time that haircuts have caused controversy in the Gulf region, with Waleed Abdullah, a goalkeeper for Saudi Arabi, having been told to chop his “un-Islamic” locks before turning out for Al Shabab.
Asian Football of the Year Omar Abdulrahman, pictured left, was not deemed to have breached the code, but Suhail Al-Mansoori on the right was.