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.