Union Berlin and the German Player Association (VdV) have hit back at the German Hairdresser Association after the union questioned whether Bundesliga players were using rogue barbers to get their hair cut before matches.

The German Hairdresser Association has protested how Bundesliga players were getting haircuts despite coronavirus restrictions that have prevented up to 80,000 hairdressers in Germany from opening their shops since mid-December.

They argued the hairdos on display at the games could have only been styled by "professional hairdressers with professional equipment" and asked the German FA, the DFB, to "show solidarity in times like these and set an example against undeclared work."