Playing barefoot

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I recently had a game where one of the opposing players was playing barefoot for the first couple of points. I informed him that with everyone else wearing cleats, it was not exactly safe for him to be barefoot, and that he should be wearing some sort of footwear (usually cleats, but running shoes would still be acceptable). He was fully willing to put on cleats, so it wasn't an issue or anything, but after going through the rules after the game, there is actually nothing specific that I can find that would prevent someone from playing barefoot, but I would think it would fall under general safety of players. So I'm just wondering if there is any specific clarification/rule on playing barefoot.

There's no rule about footwear (aside from the fact that it cannot be dangerous, like baseball spikes and the like). This is one of those things where he's only endangering himself.