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Question Number: 33332

Law 4 - The Players Equipment 5/10/2019

RE: Pro Under 15

Miriya of New Tripoli, PA United States asks...

Is having your hair dyed a certain color (ex. blue, red, green, etc.) against the regulations/rules of the game?

Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Miriya,
No, hair color is not a safety issue, although I suggest make sure it is not water soluble as sweat or rain could lead to vision issues. I have seen issues with painted faces or tattoos but unless they make a disparaging figure or a verbal picture or words that might indicate racism or pornography. Things like nose or lip rings or braided hair with beads are safety issues Mind you if you get a Mohawk with the word NIKE emblazoned on it chances are it could not be allowed as a restricted logo of sorts at the elite level. Have fun with it!

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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Miriya,
No, the Laws of the Game make no reference whatsoever to hairstyle. You're free to dye your hair to your hearts content!

When I played in the juniors, we used to like spraying our hear in the team colours when we were playing in the grand final.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Miriya
Hair colour is not part of the Laws of the Game.
A search of the web will show soccer players with of all sorts of hairstyle colours ranging from team colours, neon colours to bleached etc. It is a personal preference.

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