The German League has fined England and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho his team-mate Manuel Akanji after photographs emerged of them having a trim in their respective homes, with neither the players nor the hairdresser wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) in the pictures.
“The players from Borussia Dortmund had obviously violated general hygiene and infection protection standards at home hairdressing appointments and in particular the medical-organisational concept of the DFL task force,” a statement from the German league (DFL) on Friday afternoon read.
The 20-year-old and were fined for hiring a celebrity hairstylist for home visits without masks, in breach of the country’s restrictions to prevent coronavirus spread:
“The DFL has fined Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho.
“There is no question that professional footballers also have to have their hair cut. However, this currently has to be done in accordance with the medical-organisational concept.”