An array of Borussia Dortmund stars are in hot water with the club after breaking Covid-19 rules to have their hair cut.
Manchester United target and England winger Jadon Sancho was among the group of players to receive a new haircut from famous hairstylist Winnie Nana Karkari.
The popular barber visited Sancho, Raphael Guerreiro, Thorgan Hazard, Manuel Akanji, Axel Witsel and Dan-Axel Zagadou.
Social distancing rules and coronavirus protocols are still very much in force in Germany, despite the Bundesliga’s return almost three weeks ago.
Dortmund have won three of their four games since the restart of the season, including Paderborn’s 6-1 beating on Sunday.
Sancho scored a hat-trick in that game, but he and his teammates failed to impress club chiefs by breaking protocols for having their hair cut.
The restrictions remain strict so that the coronavirus does not seriously affect the season after the restart of football at the highest level in Germany.
Testing continues as clubs aim to avoid seeing their players potentially contract Covid-19.
And after it emerged that Karkari had visited some of their players, Dortmund released a statement to the German newspaper. Bild About that.
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It read, âIt’s pretty common for our guys to have their hair cut after all these months.
âBut it is surely forbidden, on both sides, not to wear a mask. We will remind our players very, very clearly. Also: the stylist must also question his behavior.
Karkari, whose name on Instagram is âFresh Prince The Barber,â has defended himself for his actions.
He said his mask was not worn for the photographs, which were published by Bild.
During this time, he also insists that he follows all the rules of hygiene very strictly.
Dortmund will want to ensure that similar issues do not happen again this season, with clear rules in place for players.
The usual formalities surrounding Bundesliga games such as pre-match handshakes, mascots and team photographs have all been banned for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
Those on the substitute bench will continue to wear a mask or observe social distancing as well.