A 12-year-old boy suspended from school after getting Ronaldo Nazário’s infamous 2002 haircut

A 12-year-old British youngster was expelled from school for acquiring Ronaldo Nazário’s infamous World Cup haircut in honour of the legendary Brazilian football player.

After England won their opening game in Qatar on Monday, Alfie Ransom begged his mother to give him the cut that the striker debuted it at the 2002 World Cup, 20 years ago.

But at Sirius West Academy in Hull, England, the young fan got into trouble because of his hairdo.

12-year-old boy suspended from school after getting Ronaldo Naz?rio

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

She questioned the secondary school on how his haircut would affect the boy’s learning, especially as it wasn’t too impractical – but they insisted that it violated uniform rules and he wouldn’t be allowed to come back until it was fully shaved off.

12-year-old boy suspended from school after getting Ronaldo Naz?rio

‘Nowadays, schools are all about accepting people for who they are and encouraging people to be unique and themselves,’ Emma, 32, said. ‘How is this any different?’


Alfie’s mother says Ronaldo is one of her son’s favourite players, and that the haircut made him ‘really happy and confident’. 

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