The Italian footballing association has banned gloves for all players after a report said they were dangerous.
The ban, which has not yet been implemented, has been condemned by the sport’s international governing body FIFA.
The ban came after the death of a player during a match between Juventus and Fiorentina in September, and an incident involving a player in the same game, which happened in January.
According to the Football Italian website, the ban on gloves came after reports that they could be used for injury purposes and had been used by players for years without a problem.
It said that the report also revealed that gloves with sharp tips and sharp edges had been handed out in the stadium for use during matches, and that they had been confiscated in recent weeks.
“In recent years, there have been cases of gloves used in the field of play, including in the case of a Juventus player who suffered a broken ankle in the Champions League last-16 tie against Napoli,” the report said.
“In addition, a player with a fractured nose was taken off the pitch in the game against Sampdoria.”
In a statement, the Italian Football Association (FIGC) said it was aware of the ban and that it would continue to closely monitor the issue.
“The issue of the use of gloves is a sensitive one and the association has the right to decide if this ban is the right one for the future,” the statement said.
“However, it is not appropriate to impose a blanket ban on all football activities.
Footballers are required to wear protective gloves in order to prevent injuries to their bodies and to protect their bodies from any dangers which may occur in such cases.
For example, when a player has to use his left hand to protect himself against a ball, the players protective gloves should be applied to prevent damage to his hands.
In the event of a tackle, gloves should also be applied as the players hands may be in contact with the ball at the time of contact.
This is a very important matter to the player and also a reason for everyone to follow the rules and the regulations in the first place.”
The issue was first raised by the FIGC’s executive committee in December 2015.
Since then, two more reports have been submitted to the FIGA, which are currently being examined by the FIFA Regulatory Commission.
While the ban has not been imposed, the FICC has called for a review of the guidelines and the use and distribution of protective gloves for the first time in a sporting event.