Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin charged by FA for breaking kit rules in two clashes in April

ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN has been charged by The Football Association for breaking kit rules twice in April.

As revealed by SunSport, the Newcastle winger breached regulations with his Louis Vuitton headband in the game against Leicester on Easter Sunday.


The jazzy black, white and gold-patterned accessory was not allowed because it did not comply with the strict dress code.

Players are allowed to wear headbands – but they must be the same colour as their kit and cannot have external branding.

And therefore the number worn in the last-gasp win over Leicester – and also the week earlier against Wolves – have landed him in hot water with Wembley officials.

An FA statement said: "Allan Saint-Maximin has been charged with two breaches of The FA's Kit and Advertising Regulations, contrary to FA Regulation B.2.

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

"He has until 19 May 2022 to provide a response."

Saint-Maximin caused a stir in 2019 when he wore a £180 Gucci headpiece against Manchester United.

He was forced to cover up the designer label branding on it with a sticker to avoid falling foul of Premier League sponsorship regulations.

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And firm fans' favourite, who arrived on Tyneside from Nice in 2019, is also into his bling.

So much so that teammate Jonjo Shelvey previously revealed that the star would get fined £100 each day for wearing earrings at training.

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