Formal Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has been found guilty of having “unethical hair” under United Arab Emirates Football Association guidelines, according to a report by the BBC.
The 31-year-old is one of 46 players to have been found to have breached Arabian Gulf League rules on inappropriate hairstyles.
Arabian Gulf League referees are tasked with deciding whether a player’s hairstyle is not in keeping with UAEFA guidelines.
Offending players are then sent a warning letter with threat of further action if the matter is not addressed.
Gyan is currently on loan at Arabian Gulf League side, Al Ahbi, who are based in Dubai.
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.
Gyan showed off his latest mohawk hairstyle during the Africa Cup of Nations where he captained Ghana.
Ghana lost 2-0 to eventual champions Cameron in the semi-finals of the tournament.
The former Udinese and Rennes striker is on a season-long loan from China’s Shanghai SIPG after a proposed move to Reading fell through in September.