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Jadon Sancho Deletes Tweet Calling DFL's Decision to Fine Him for Home Haircut 'Absolute Joke'

Jadon Sancho (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Jadon Sancho (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Bundesliga fined Jadon Sancho and his Borussia Dortmund teammate Manuel Akanji for having their hair styled in their respective homes, without wearing protective equipment.

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho called the German's league decision to fine him for home haircut an 'absolute joke' but later deleted the tweet.

Sancho and his Dortmund teammate Manuel Akanji were fined by the DFL on Friday for breaking strict health guidelines around coronavirus as they got haircuts at home.

In the photos of Sancho and Akanji having their hair styled at their respective homes, neither the players nor the hairdresser were wearing any protective equipment.

The German league (DFL) said in a statement: "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.

"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."

Sancho reacted to their decision with the tweet, "Absolute joke DFL", before deleting it.

The German football federation (DFB) decided on Wednesday it would not fine Sancho for lifting his Dortmund shirt to reveal a t-shirt bearing the message "Justice For George Floyd" during the win against Paderborn last weekend.

The death of Floyd, a black American, as a white policemen kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis has sparked days of protests in cities across the United States and in other countries.

The Bundesliga became the first of the major European football leagues to resume on May 17, following the coronavirus shutdown. Players and coaches must follow strict health guidelines, including regular testing and only remaining with family members or teammates in between matches.

(With AFP inputs)

first published:June 06, 2020, 11:32 IST