Dortmund players fined for breaking coronavirus rules
Manuel Akanji, Jadon Sancho violated general hygiene and infection protection standards to get haircuts, says German league
Two Bundesliga players have been fined for violating coronavirus protocols, the German Football League (DFL) announced on Friday.
Borussia Dortmund players Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho “apparently violated general hygiene and infection protection standards at home hairdressing appointments, and in particular the medical and organizational concept of the DFL task force ‘Sports Medicine / Special Game Operations.’ This can be seen in photos published in the media and on social media," the league said in a statement.
"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-organizational concept," it added.
DFL also said that the penalties are expressly not directed against Borussia Dortmund and that the pair has the right to lodge a complaint within five days.