A school told a mother to shave off her son’s haircut, after he was inspired to create a look rocked by footballer Ronaldo in the early 2000s.
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Avid footballer Alfie Woodward, 14, of Sheerness, had a haircut on Sunday that saw most of his hair cut, except for bangs in the front – a style first made popular ago is almost 20 years old.
Staff at the Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey contacted Alfie’s mother Mandy Woodward on Monday morning to tell her they were not happy with Alfie’s new look, saying it was inappropriate as stated. the rules: “Tracks, tram lines, designs or steps are not allowed.” They also said it would be best if he shaved the bangs until his hair grew back.
Ms Woodward, who says Alfie was not fired from Oasis Academy on Monday, but fears he may be excluded or forced to learn by thinking away from his classmates, says that is not a drawing because there are no patterns in her hair.
The office manager is also unsure how she can rectify the situation until Alfie’s hair grows back, as she doesn’t want him to have to shave his hair and there are few other options available.
She said: âHe had his hair cut on Sunday. He’s shaved in the back, and he has bangs in the front.
âSo he’s completely shaved, with bangs. There are no models or anything like that.
âBut the school called and they said it was inappropriate and I had to fix it. I said âWell that’s not in your policyâ because I looked through their policy and it’s not there.
âThey said it came under models, but it’s not a model. It is a fringe.
“They say the bangs need to be cut and I’m arguing with them about that right now.”
The 39-year-old says New Road FC footballer Alfie’s hair is modeled on how former Brazilian footballer Ronaldo styled his hair for the 2002 World Cup and that’s how he likes to put it .
âObviously football is active right now. It’s like Ronaldo’s haircut.
âHe’s a big football fan.
âIt’s not out of the ordinary. It is not multicolored. It’s literally a shaved head with bangs.
“I said if there was a woman who decided she wanted to be a boy and shaved her hair like that, would she phone her parents to tell them it’s not right?” It’s just the way my son wants to express himself.
âIt doesn’t interfere with anyone’s learning.
âIf they want to talk about his uniform or whatever at school, they can dictate that.
“But a haircut? I don’t see how that can spoil anyone’s learning and I’m sure this style is not their policy.
But Ronaldo, now 44 and retired 10 years ago, admits he’s not a fan of the hairstyle anymore.
âIt was horrible,â he told Sports Illustrated. “I apologize to all the mothers who have seen their children have their hair cut the same way.”
He said the punching style was cut to distract him from a leg injury he sustained.
In a statement, Oasis Academy said, âWe are proud of all of our students and want to model and set high expectations for everyone.
‘It’s not out of the ordinary. It is not multicolored. It’s literally a shaved head with bangs … ‘
âAs part of these, we have policies in place for behavior and consistency, where the hairstyle requirements are very clear.
âOur staff, students and their families understand and adhere to these requirements that have been in place for many years. “
Oasis Academy rules also state that hair should not be shaved below a grade 2 – which Alfie is in the back – but Ms Woodward says there’s not much she can do about it. subject until her hair grows back.
But she added: “When the hair grows back I know he shouldn’t take it back. He hasn’t had a lot of real problems.
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