Soccer players are not allowed to wear any jewelry, including earrings, during a match. This is due to the potential safety risk that jewelry can pose to the players. However, some referees may allow players to wear earrings if they are covered with tape. In this case, the referee must use their knowledge and intuition to decide if the earrings pose a risk or not.
Before a match, all players must be inspected for any jewelry that could endanger them or other players on the field. This includes necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather straps, elastic bands, and any other type of jewelry. If a player is found wearing jewelry, they must remove it before the game begins. In some cases, a player may be allowed to wear earrings if they are covered with tape.
This is usually done in order to prevent the earrings from getting stuck in another player's shirt or causing injury if a ball hits them near their ear. If a player wishes to use tape to cover their earrings, they should first clean the area with an alcohol swab and then apply the tape. It is important to note that the decision to allow a player to wear earrings covered with tape is always up to the referee of the match. The referee must use their knowledge and intuition to decide if what a player is wearing can be dangerous or not.
In addition to not wearing jewelry during a match, players must also not show underwear that displays political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images, or advertising other than the manufacturer's logo. The off-season is usually long and will give soccer players plenty of time to pierce their ears and wait for them to heal before participating in any soccer game. However, it is important to remember that even if a player's earrings are new, they should not try to convince the referee to allow them to keep their earrings during a match.