Chinese government bans tattoos on national team players

The Chinese government has moved to ban tattoos on footballers, writes Spanish news outlet AS.

According to the report, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) would ban players from displaying tattoos in the national team matches, with the aim of preserving Chinese values and promoting a “healthy” culture under a new morality law by the government.

The new regulation appears to be limited to national team play, and it is unclear if or when the rule will also be applied to players participating in the domestic Chinese Super League.

Several Chinese players appeared in the team’s 6-0 loss against Wales on Friday wearing multiple strips of medical tape in an apparent effort to cover up their ink.