Boy, 12, is suspended from school after getting Ronaldo Nazário’s infamous 2002 haircut

Boy, 12, is suspended from school after getting Ronaldo Nazário’s infamous 2002 haircut – and won’t be allowed back until he’s completely shaved

  • Alfie Ransom, 12, got an experimental haircut in honor of legend Ronaldo Nazário
  • However, the young apprentice was sent home from Sirius West Academy in Hull
  • His mother Emma Shaw says she sees no problem with the cute, innocent haircut

A 12-year-old was expelled from school when he chose to honor Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Nazário – with a rogue buzzcut that showed only a triangular hair.

Alfie Ransom asked his mum to give him the experimental heel – which raised the eyebrows of sports fans when the striker debuted it at the 2002 World Cup 20 years ago – after England won their first game in Qatar on Monday.

But the football fan’s tribute to his hero was lost on the faculty of Sirius West Academy in Hull.

The student’s mother, Emma Shaw, said she received a call from the school yesterday informing her that Alfie was being sent home for breaking the rules.

Alfie Ransom, 12 (pictured) was expelled from school for choosing to honor Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Nazário

The infamous haircut raised eyebrows among sports fans when the striker made his debut at the 2002 World Cup 20 years ago

The infamous haircut raised eyebrows among sports fans when the striker made his debut at the 2002 World Cup 20 years ago

She questioned the high school about how his haircut affected the boy’s learning, especially since it wasn’t too impractical – but they insisted it was against uniform rules and he couldn’t come back until it was completely shaved off.

“Today schools are all about accepting people as they are and encouraging people to be unique and themselves,” says Emma, ​​32. “How is this different?”

Alfie’s mum says Ronaldo is one of her son’s favorite players and the haircut made him “really happy and confident”.

Emma also sees no harm in embracing the spirit of the World Cup and finding style inspiration – however unconventional – from public figures.

Alfie asked his mother for the haircut on Monday

He received the decoration as an ode to a football hero

Ronaldo is one of Alfie’s favorite players and his mother said the haircut made him “really happy and confident”. Alfie’s pork chop pictured left and right

In 2018, it emerged that the infamous haircut was actually a deliberate distraction tactic to keep viewers from discussing his injuries at the time

In 2018, it emerged that the infamous haircut was actually a deliberate distraction tactic to keep viewers from discussing his injuries at the time

“Even since I was a kid, there were always trends according to what pop stars and celebrities were doing — we’d go crazy for the stars,” she said.

In 2018, it emerged that the infamous haircut was actually a deliberate distraction tactic to keep viewers from discussing his injuries at the time.

‘I’m not proud of the hair itself, because it was kind of strange. But it was a good way to change the subject,” he said, as reported by ESPN.

“Alfie’s friends loved the haircut,” the mother added. “He likes school and just wanted to go, but he can’t go back until he’s shaved everything off, which is ridiculous because it doesn’t affect his learning.”

A torn Emma admitted that while she understands the importance of having rules, having Alfie’s head shaved “will make him sad.”

Alfie asked his mother to give him the experimental pork chop after England won their first game in Qatar on Monday

Alfie asked his mother to give him the experimental pork chop after England won their first game in Qatar on Monday

“He’s confident in the way he looks now and I don’t want to force him,” she explained. “However, it’s important for him to be in school and if they don’t let him back in until he’s shaved, I don’t know what to do.”

The school’s uniform policy—a five-page document—says that “haircuts must be appropriate for Academy life.”

“Extreme” looks, such as “a Mohican, shaved “tramlines” or unnatural hair color” are not allowed.

The only hair accessories allowed seem to be a ‘bobble’ or ‘little headband’.

MailOnline has contacted Sirius West Academy for comment.

Advertisement

Boy, 12, is suspended from school after getting Ronaldo Nazário’s infamous 2002 haircut

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to top