Premier League footballers exploiting ‘loophole’ to get haircuts during lockdown

Premier League footballers have been able to get regular haircuts by using a loophole in the Covid-19 guidelines that have been placed on the general public.

The likes of Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were all sporting trims that could have been no more than seven days old during Manchester CIty’s win over Liverpool, and they are not alone.

Newcastle forward Joelinton was hit with a £200 fine by North Tyneside council for a breach in restrictions after posting a mirror selfie with barber Tom Baxter earlier this month.

However, there is loophole that will avoid any wrongdoing, and it appears as though players have clocked on to the rules that can be used by TV stars.

Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling were both looking fresh against Liverpool
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The Mail have reported that quick-thinking officials have realised that those who are about to do fashion shoots or filming, and those taking part in televised matches can claim the same services.

They add that hairdressers have since become a common sight across Premier League training grounds – because trims cannot be completed on sites that need to remain closed.

Jack Grealish told Peter Crouch on BT Sport this week: “It is yeah (a lockdown barnet) it’s horrendous isn’t it. It’s terrible at the moment.”

Joelinton was been fined £200 by police for breaching lockdown rules

In regards to Joelinton, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “On Friday (January 29) we were made aware of a social media post involving a 24-year-old man and a 35-year-old man who may be in breach of Coronavirus restrictions.

“We have since spoken to the 24-year-old man, who will be issued with a £200 fixed penalty notice under the coronavirus legislation.

“The local authority, who are responsible for enforcement in relation to businesses, have served a 35-year-old man with a…


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