Allan Saint-Maximin charged with breaching two FA rules

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has been charged with breaching two FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations regulations in two fixtures against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City in April.

In a statement, the FA cited a ‘headband with an established mark or logo of a clothing manufacturer’ as part of the reason for the penalty.

‘Allan Saint-Maximin has been charged with two breaches of The FA’s Kit and Advertising Regulations, contrary to FA Regulation B2,” A statement from FA read.

However, it raises eyebrows as the 25-year-old midfielder has been spotted with the particular headband in matches with the FA taking no action or telling him to cover up any logos to avoid future punishment.

In the stipulated regulations, Premier League players are free to put on headbands as long as  they are of the same colour as their kit and lack any form of external branding on them.

Contrary to the rules, the gifted French international winger  had worn a black and gold Louis Vuitton headband in the highlighted two league games.

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

Allan Saint-Maximin has until the 19th of May to respond to the particular accusations.