China has issued a crackdown on footballers getting tattoos

China has issued a crackdown on footballers getting tattoos

Back to football news
30 Dec 2021
--- views
Beso
China

Governing authorities have also issued bans on further inkwork for those within the Chinese Super League and stars selected for the country’s national team.

The Chinese defender has been ordered to hide his tattoos while playing

China has issued a crackdown on footballers getting tattoos, instructing players to remove or cover their own as a “good example to society”. Governing authorities have also issued bans on further inkwork for those within the Chinese Super League and stars selected for the country’s national team. The ruling comes following previous instances after that Guangzhou defender Zhang Linpeng has been ordered to hide his tattoos while playing at both club and international level. Amid a growing percentage of high-profile players sporting tattoos, the General Administration of Sport of China (GAS) has moved to shut down any further instances. “National teams at all levels will strictly implement the relevant requirements of the management measures,” the organisation announced in a proclamation, adding that the Chinese Football Association would issue disciplinary action against national team players found in breach.

The national team and the U23 national team athletes are strictly prohibited from having new tattoos

“This will demonstrate the positive spirit of Chinese football players and set a good example for society. The national team and the U23 national team athletes are strictly prohibited from having new tattoos. Those who already have tattoos are advised to remove them themselves.” Amid additional instructions from the GAS – including the suggestion of “ideological and political education activities” to “strengthen the patriotic education” of players – the country’s national team faces another four-year cycle without a World Cup appearance. Despite hopes that their orders will “enhance the sense of mission, responsibility and honour, and create a national team capable of conquering and fighting well with an excellent style of play”, Li Xiaopeng’s side lie fifth in AFC Group B, six points off the qualification places with four games to go.

China have not appeared at the showpiece tournament since they first qualified for Korea/Japan 2002, where they exited at the group stage without a goal, and look likely to be absent from Qatar 2022 too.

  • China
  • Livescore (livescore)
  • Match highlights

Subscribe and receive the latest news

Facebook Twitter
Card image
Goal Post

PREVIEW MW 15 | English Premier League 21/22 | THE GOAL POST

Nipun is back with a new episode of the Goal Post. He will preview the games of the Premier League matchweek 15.     Wolves against Liverpool It will be interesting to see Liverpool playing against Wolves. Keep in mind that Liverpool won the latest game in the Premier League and they had a successful

2 Dec 2021
--- views
Card image
OFF THE PITCH

UNLUCKY ROONEY, JDT Collab With Aston Martin & Many More! | OFF THE PITCH

Dana is back with a new episode of the “Off the pitch”. She will review the latest rumors in European football. Varane’s departure from Real Madrid  Varane is departing from Real Madrid and he is going to Manchester United and Real Madrid is going to have it tough without him, Varane was and still for

29 Jul 2021
--- views