Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


In Saudi Arabia Saudi bans 'anti-Islamic' footballer haircuts

Saudi sports authorities are cracking down on footballer hairstyles deemed to be anti-Islamic in the conservative kingdom.

  • Published:

Saudi sports authorities are cracking down on footballer hairstyles deemed to be anti-Islamic in the conservative kingdom, a footballer seen in the video is made to have his haircut before playing.

Saudi sports authorities are cracking down on footballer hairstyles deemed to be anti-Islamic in the conservative kingdom, international media reports.

A video posted online on Friday showed Al Shabab goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah being given a last-minute haircut before a fixture to comply with Saudi Football Federation guidelines, AFP reports.

The video shows a referee using scissors to remove a small mohawk at the front of his head before allowing him onto the pitch.

The head of the kingdom's youth organisation this week asked its sport federations and Olympic committee to "ban the qazaa phenomenon", meaning eccentric styles often sported by footballers, arriyadiyah.com reported.

Commentators have said these haircuts are against Islam and Saudi traditions - one commentator wrote in the newspaper Al-Jazirah on Friday, urging the football federation to "impose sanctions" on offending players whose "bizarre haircuts are imitated by their fans in schools".

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Suicide Mission Ashanti Region 'Shatta Wale' admitted in hospital after...bullet
2 Local Airline Two airplanes 'stolen' at Lagos airportbullet
3 Unbelievable! My heart is in "a different place” - Gospel singer...bullet
4 Video Best friends fight in church as pastor says one is the...bullet
5 Amazing! Man ‘supervises’ his own wake keepingbullet
6 Mind Blowing! 17-year-old alleged Sakawa boy spreads cash as...bullet
7 Video   Chinese ‘illegal miners’ beat up minister over...bullet
8 'All Die Be Die' Footballer divorces Miss Nigeria 2013,...bullet
9 Satan's Tricks 9 helpful Bible verses to turn to when...bullet
10 Video “He touched me and my penis disappeared” - Okada...bullet

Top Videos

1 Strange!!! This woman says she gives birth every year without having sexbullet
2 Video This video of young lesbian couple trends on social mediabullet
3 Strange! This woman says she gives birth every year without having sexbullet
4 Unthinkable! Togo is a no-go area for robbers, this video proves itbullet
5 Hilarious! 2 university students fight over ‘sakawa’ boyfriendbullet
6 Who Watches The Journalist? Journalist caught on CCTV camera...bullet
7 'New Technology' Women now using toothpaste to firm up...bullet
8 Video Corpse refuses to be buried, leads villagers to its...bullet
9 Weird! A community of 80 members where women don't get...bullet
10 Hilarious! Bridesmaid’s ‘killer’ twerking forces...bullet

Filla

X
Advertisement