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China Bans National Team Footballers From Having Tattoos

BoomRadioNG | December 30, 2021
China’s sports administration body says Footballers playing in China’s national team should remove any existing tattoos and are “strictly prohibited” from getting any new ones.
The players in the national team “are strictly prohibited from having new tattoos.”

Chinese national football team
photo credit: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

The statement added “Those who have tattoos are advised to have them removed, in special circumstances, the tattoos must be covered during training and competition, with the consent of the rest of the team.”
It went on to say that the under-20 national teams and those even younger were “strictly prohibited” from recruiting anyone with tattoos.
Ademola Adejuwon

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