LONDON, September 11- An 11-year-old schoolboy was sent home from his first day at secondary school after being told his Sergio Aguero inspired haircut was too severe.
Manchester City fanatic Garry Hill was stopped moments after arriving at his new school in Dunkinfield, Cheshire by a teacher and asked about his hairstyle, which has two shaved lines – just like the Blues striker.
He was then also told his black shoes were deemed trainers and his mother Abigail, 30, was told to come and collect her son from Astley Sports College due to the ‘severe’ haircut and shoes.
The 11-year-old had modelled his hair, which has two tramlines shaved in it, on his footballing idol Sergio Aguero
His shocked father, also called Garry, immediately drove to the school, where he complained to the head teacher.
Mr Hill said: “I was told the haircut was unacceptable. I said I would take him home and shave out the lines. But then I was told his shoes were unacceptable.
“I told them I had bought them from Tresspass from their back to school range.
“They are solid shoes with proper rubber soles. They look like shoes. They are shoes. He’d been to the induction day in them and I was told they’d be fine.”
The father-of-six then went home with his son and ‘shaved out’ the two lines on the side of his son’s head.
Mr Hill added: “It was just ridiculous. It was his first day at a new school. I was happy to sort his hair and I could have got him more shoes at a later point.
“They could have just said “we have a couple of issues with his hair and shoes” and it could have been sorted.
“I was willing to be flexible if they were. There was no mediation. My son is confused about the school.
“He doesn’t know whether he wants to go back there or not. We’re talking about getting him into a new school. He’s a City supporter and he totally admires Sergio Aguero.”
The school’s website makes it clear hair with ‘steps’ or ‘tramlines’ aren’t acceptable, nor are black shoes with velcro straps instead of laces.
Head teacher Eamonn Murphy insisted the rules are posted to parents and emphasised with pictures of shoes deemed unacceptable during their induction day.
Mr Murphy explained: ‘These are the rules and parents know them.
“If there’s something where we feel we have done wrong, we will of course apologise.”
But he stood by the school’s dress policy which he said he had bolstered in the five years he had been at head at the school.
-By Jennifer Newton for Mail Online