A Saudi Arabian footballer had his hair shaved at the last minute before he could play in the league, it has been reported.
Waleed Abdullah, a goalkeeper who plays for Al-Shabaab football club and Saudi Arabia’s national football team, had his mohawk style hairstyle chopped off by the referee before he could play.
According to the Independent, it follows Saudi Arabia's ban on Qaza hairstyles due to the country's crackdown on “un-Islamic hairstyles” in the sport, which took effect from April 7.
The ban is supposedly inspired by one of the teachings of the Prophet Muhamed in the hadith - his book of sayings - which forbids Qaza hairstyles, which are defined as shaving part of your head but leaving other parts unshaven, the report added.
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