Newcastle United striker, Joelinton has been hit with a fine for breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules by getting a haircut.
The Brazilian, 24, who signed for the Premier League club for £40million in 2019, was investigated by Northumbria Police following the post he shared on Instagram last week.
Newcastle striker, Joelinton fined for breaking coronavirus lockdown restrictions to get a haircut
In a statement on Thursday February 4, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said:-
“On Friday (January 29) we were made aware of a social media post involving a 24-year-old man and a 35-year-old man who may be in breach of Coronavirus restrictions.
“We have since spoken to the 24-year-old man, who will be issued with a £200 fixed penalty notice under the coronavirus legislation.
“The local authority, who are responsible for enforcement in relation to businesses, have served a 35-year-old man with a prohibition notice.”
The Newcastle-based barber was using his garage in North Tyneside to carry out the cut, it was understood.
North Tyneside Council confirmed it had issued a prohibition notice to the barber.