Garry Hill’s love of the Argentine goal machine resulted in a haircut deemed unacceptable by his school, Astley Sports College in Dukinfield.
Starting at a new school can be difficult at the best of times, but one young Manchester City fan endured a first day to forget this week, and it was all down to Sergio Aguero.
Well, sort of.
According to a report in the Manchester Evening News, 11-year-old pupil Garry Hill was sent home by the teachers at Astley Sports College in Dukinfield after arriving at school with a hairstyle inspired by the Argentine.
Severely shaved on either side, in a deliberate nod to Aguero, the new do was deemed to contravene school rules.
As a result, Garry’s parents were called and asked to pick up their son, who was also in trouble for wearing inappropriate footwear.
Don’t worry – he wasn’t wearing Adidas Predators or anything, just black ones with Velcro straps rather than laces.
Though his dad was obviously upset at having to pick his son up early from school, he was quick to admit that his son is an avid football fan.
"He’s a City supporter and he totally admires Sergio Aguero," he told the MEN.
And though he questioned the validity of their decision to send his son home early on his first day of school, the college’s rules do show both offences to be against regulation.
Never mind, though, Garry is not the first child to take hair-spiration from a footballing figure.
Does anyone remember the boy who got a Sven?
Kid who got his hair styled like his hero Sven Goran Eriksson pic.twitter.com/FCVQ6OiDtT— Ben chant (@BenChant1) June 7, 2014
Given how bad a job he did as Manchester City manager, it's safe to say this lad is no Sky Blue!