Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin is CHARGED by the FA for wearing a branded headband

Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin is CHARGED by the FA for two breaches of their kit and regulation rules after he wore a branded headband in two Premier League clashes with Wolves and Leicester last month

Newcastle forward Allan Saint-Maximin has been charged with two breaches of the FA’s kit and advertising regulations after wearing a branded headband in two separate Premier League games last month.

The Frenchman, who often dons a headband during games, is said to have worn the accessory which had ‘an established logo of a clothing manufacturer’ on it against Wolves and then again against Leicester in April.

A statement from FA read: ‘Allan Saint-Maximin has been charged with two breaches of The FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations, contrary to FA Regulation B 2. 

‘It is alleged that the Newcastle United FC midfielder wore a headband with an established mark or logo of a clothing manufacturer during two Premier League fixtures against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Leicester City FC on 8 April 2022 and 17 April 2022 respectively. 

‘He has until 19 May 2022 to provide a response.’

Players are permitted to wear headbands during games, but they must match the same colour as their kit and cannot have external branding on them. 

Winger Saint-Maximin, 25, came under fire in 2019 after sporting a £180 Gucci head accessory against Manchester United. 

He was made to cover up the label’s logo with a sticker to avoid breaching the rules.

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