Sancho and Akanji Fined by DFL for Hiring a Celebrity Hairstylist for Home Visits


The German League has fined England and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji for getting haircuts at their homes, in breach of the country’s restrictions to prevent coronavirus spread.

The 20-year-old and his team-mate were fined after photographs emerged of them having a trim in their respective homes.

A statement from the German league (DFL) on Friday afternoon read: “The DFL has fined Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho.

The photographs reveal that neither the players nor the hairdresser were 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.

“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.”


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