Striker Asamoah Gyan is one of the 46 players who have received warning letters due to his hair being deemed “unethical” in accordance to the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA).
The 31 year old ex-Sunderland player, who is currently on loan to Arabian Gulf League side Al-Ahli, currently sports a mohawk with the sides of his head shaved, a style that some match officials are against due to the risk of children copying the style.
Referees judge on a match-by-match basis, although there is quite some confusion as to what styles are forbidden or not under the new legislation.
Gyan will be slammed with a fine and possible suspension if he does not adhere to the UAEFA’s ruling on the matter.
Last year, footballer Waleed Abdullah had to get a haircut at the side of the pitch right before a game after officials warned him that his haircut didn’t fit in with the Football Association’s rules.