Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji have been fined an
unspecified amount by the German Football League (DFL) for failing to
wear face masks during a visit from a hair dresser.
The DFL said both players had broken the health guidelines that have
governed Bundesliga clubs and players since the league restarted amid
the COVID-19 pandemic on May 16.
Six Dortmund players, including England international Sancho and
Akanji, got their hair cut by the hairdresser who then asked some of
them to take pictures with him.
Sancho, 20, responded on Twitter, describing the decision as an “absolute joke”.
Bundesliga matches are played without fans and teams must adhere to
strict health guidelines that regulate the process and operation of
training sessions and games.