Jose Mourinho shares five pictures of footballers with holes in their socks, it's got people talking
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Jose Mourinho has posted five pictures of footballers' socks with holes cut into them on Instagram, and his caption is raising eyebrows amongst fans.
A number of top level players cut holes in their socks. Last year, in the first-half of April's clash between Everton and West Ham, defender Mason Holgate required treatment when he went down with what looked like a calf problem.
Moments later, Everton's physio ran over to the 25-year-old but instead of treating the centre-back, he proceeded to pull out a pair of scissors and cut holes in Holgate's socks to loosen them up.
Anything too tight or constricting on a player's legs could potentially cause muscle cramping in the calf so to avoid a possible injury, players have, in the past, cut holes in their sock.
Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker is another player who has cut up his socks to relieve tension in the lower half of his legs.
It's a topic that has divided opinion amongst fans and players, but what do managers think of it? Well, former Chelsea and Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho has made his feelings known this week.
In a post on his official Instagram page, the 60-year-old posted several pictures of socks with holes in them alongside the caption: "Beautiful socks for the Beautiful Game… Approved by the football authorities."
This, of course, could just be a gripe at players who wear their socks like this.
But some have suggested that Mourinho was alluding to the alleged holes in Manchester City's finances after the club were charged with breaching financial fair play rules by the Premier League.
One fan commented: "Is there a coded message behind this post?" while another said: "Sir Jose please Decode this. Tell me it’s about the noisy neighbours!"
A third wrote: "This is why I follow Jose."
The Premier League has charged City with more than 100 breaches of its financial rules following a four-year investigation, with the alleged allegations taking place from 2009 up to 2018.
If the defending Premier League champions are found guilty of such wrongdoings then they could face sanctions, including losing multiple league titles and a points deduction.
- The possible sanctions Man City could face include EXPULSION from the league and stripping of titles
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Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Jose Mourinho