A mixed message from Italian footballers and coaches has been put to the fore as they try to get their dressing rooms to look the part of a match.
Gymnasts who train at the same facilities as other professional players are not permitted to wear the same kind of dressing gowns for their matches.
The Italian Association of Sport is proposing to impose restrictions on players and coaches who wear the garments on matchdays, and on players who work with coaches.
The proposal, made by the federation, came as it was announced that a controversial change to the rules on the sale of player jerseys had been postponed.
It was due to take effect at the end of June.
The move, which would have seen the jerseys of the national team, the Under-21 and Under-23 squads sold for a fraction of the original price, had sparked anger among the sporting world.
The governing body, the Italian Football Federation, said that the new rules were not designed to impose an unfair or arbitrary price on the jerseys and were instead intended to protect the players from a loss of wages and their professional status if they were to leave the national side.
The new rules have been rejected by the governing body.
The ban was proposed after it emerged that players who train with national team coaches are required to wear their own uniforms.
This would not be allowed if they worked with a national coach.
The association’s proposal would have been opposed by the national federation, which had argued that the sale and distribution of player gear would lead to unfair competitive advantages for the national teams.
The national federation argued that it is the responsibility of the club to determine the appropriate amount of the merchandise to be sold to the fans.
However, the association also said that a player who works with a coach for the duration of a season will be required to make a payment to the club and the player’s club.
The club will then have to pay the player for the merchandise sold and the transfer of the player to the national squad.
The proposed changes are expected to be voted on by the board of directors of the association later this week.