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 Newcastle Striker Joelinton Fined £200 After Sharing Picture Of Lockdown Haircut

Newcastle Striker Joelinton Fined £200 After Sharing Picture Of Lockdown Haircut

The Brazilian's barber dubbed him an "idiot" after the picture emerged last week.

Daniel Marland

Daniel Marland

Newcastle United striker Joelinton has been fined £200 after breaking lockdown rules to get a haircut.

The Brazilian shared an image to social media last week showing him getting a trim in the North Shields area.

BBC report barber Tom Baxter had been warned about possible breaches earlier on in the coronavirus pandemic.

All hairdressers and barbers are currently closed in England under lockdown regulations brought into effect on January 5.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said per RTE: "On Friday (29 January) 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."


Baxter, who includes several Premier League footballers in his clientele, admitted in a recent interview with BBC that he has cut hair in the lockdown period.

"Yes it was lockdown and we should not have done it, I should not have done it," he said. "But I'm not a bad lad and he's [Joelinton] not a bad lad.

"Everyone has probably broken the rules at some point. During the first lockdown everyone took it seriously but now I think people are fed up with it."

Baxter, who has reportedly spent £20,000 to make his salon 'COVID secure', says both he and his clients wear masks during these haircuts while Joelinton has regular tests at Newcastle to prove he hasn't got the virus.

"I'm not being arrogant or cocky. I know people who have had symptoms and I know people have died," Baxter says.

"I do regret it if I was putting somebody else at risk. I shall take the heat, whatever is thrown at me."

Featured Image Credit: Joelinton/Instagram & PA Images

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