Asamoah Gyan (And 45 Other Players) Found Guilty Of Sporting ‘Unethical Hair’ By UAE Football Assocation

Chris Wright

15th, February 2017



Asamoah Gyan is one of 46 players deemed to have “unethical hair” according to the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA) guidelines.

As per BBC Sport, Gyan, who currently plays for Al-Ahli in Dubai, is guilty of sporting a ‘Qaza’ barnet, which are forbidden by some of the stricter strains of Islam adhered to in Saudi Arabia.

Some Islamic teachings ban ‘Qaza’ hairstyles, which include mohawks, because only part of the head is shaved, leaving other parts unshaven.

The furore surrounding “over-exuberant” Qaza hairstyles cropped up in football not so very long ago, when a referee forced Al Shabab goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah to shave his head before a match in April of 2016.

This string of Tweets from Middle Eastern football website Ahdaaf just prove how ridiculous the UAEFA’s new criteria truly are…

Basically, they’re making it up as they go along.