COVID-19: Newcastle United’s Joelinton fined for getting haircut in lockdown after posting about it on Instagram | UK News

Newcastle United’s Joelinton has been fined £200 for breaching COVID-19 restrictions after he posted a photograph of himself getting a haircut.

The Brazilian, who signed for the Premier League membership for £40m in 2019, was investigated by Northumbria Police following the publish he shared on Instagram final week.

The mirror selfie confirmed the 24-year-old striker sitting in a chair with barber Tom Baxter behind him, with each sporting face coverings.

The Brazilian player has been issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for breaking COVID rules. Pic: Associated Press
The Brazilian participant has been issued a Fastened Penalty Discover for breaking COVID guidelines. Pic: AP

A Northumbria Police spokesperson stated: “On Friday (29 January) we had been made conscious of a social media publish involving a 24-year-old man and a 35-year-old man who could also be in breach of coronavirus restrictions.

“We now have since spoken to the 24-year-old man, who can be issued with a £200 mounted penalty discover (FPN) underneath the coronavirus laws.

“The native authority, who’re accountable for enforcement in relation to companies, has served a 35-year-old man with a prohibition discover.”

Mr Baxter, based mostly in Newcastle, was utilizing his storage in North Tyneside to hold out the minimize, it was understood.

North Tyneside Council confirmed it had issued a prohibition discover to the barber.

Newcastle United, who suffered a COVID-19 outbreak at their coaching floor late final yr, have beforehand stated they are going to take inside motion in opposition to Joelinton.

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England is at present underneath a full lockdown and authorities recommendation says everybody ought to keep at dwelling except to buy for primary requirements, train and to go to work in case you can’t work at home.

Those that break the principles will be given a FPN of £200 for the primary offence, doubling for additional offences as much as a most of £6,400.