Why Danny Rose has cut loads of holes in the back of his socks vs Belgium

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What is the actual point of a third-place playoff in the World Cup?

Both Belgium and England lost their semi-final to France and Croatia respectively and had to pick themselves up to fight in order to call themselves the third best team in the tournament.

To the surprise of many, both Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate named very strong sides in an attempt to end their tournament on a high.

Southgate made a few changes, bringing in the likes of Phil Jones, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph.

But it was Rose, replacing Ashley Young, that got everyone talking.

Within minutes, everyone was talking about the Spurs left-back for a rather bizarre reason.



Because he had loads of holes in the back of his socks.

Had a moth been in his drawers?

Well, no actually.


It’s a trend that we saw in the Premier League last season with former Spurs teammate Kyle Walker doing the same.

But why?

Well, the Mirror wrote an article back in April explaining everything.

They write: “The reason players have started doing this is because modern football socks are too tight for their own good, and well, some people's calf muscles are too big.


“In order to release the tension around the lower legs, to prevent pain in the latter stages of a game, players have been cutting holes in their socks.”

So, there you have it.

Kitmen probably aren’t too impressed but if it stops them from cramping up as the match goes on, then so be it.

Gareth Southgate
Roberto Martinez
Croatia Football
Eric Dier
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
France Football
Belgium Football
England Football
Phil Jones
Kyle Walker
Fabian Delph
Danny Rose
Ashley Young
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