The ban will affect a number of Chinese players, including Guangzhou FC defender Zhang Linpeng (left). Photo: EPA
The ban will affect a number of Chinese players, including Guangzhou FC defender Zhang Linpeng (left). Photo: EPA

China places outright ban on tattoos, issuing fresh calls for footballers to have existing ink removed completely

  • China’s sport administration body has placed an outright ban on tattoos, saying players should have existing ones removed
  • GAS added that national teams should organise ‘ideological and political education activities’ that would ‘strengthen the patriotic education’ of players.

Topic |   Chinese Football Association (CFA)
The ban will affect a number of Chinese players, including Guangzhou FC defender Zhang Linpeng (left). Photo: EPA
The ban will affect a number of Chinese players, including Guangzhou FC defender Zhang Linpeng (left). Photo: EPA
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