Danny Rose's Socks Were The Big Talking Point During First Half Of England-Belgium Third Place Play-Off
You know you're watching a third place play-off when you pay close attention to the socks Danny Rose is wearing, but then again they are a bit weird.
The England left-back had huge visible holes cut into the back of his socks during the first half of the game against Belgium and it confused a whole lot of people on social media.
Any idea what's going on with Danny Rose's socks? #BELENG pic.twitter.com/9lU5iyWDvs
- Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) July 14, 2018
Why are the back of Danny Rose's socks full of holes? #ENGBEL #WorldCup
- Adam Williams (@adam_j_williams) July 14, 2018
Danny rose's socks are making me sick why are there so many holes like
- sanka:flag_fr: (@Martian_MUFC) July 14, 2018
Whats going on with Danny Rose' socks!? pic.twitter.com/vKzPPZrRfs
- Geraint Roberts (@Gezzyroberts) July 14, 2018
What are Danny Rose's socks all about? pic.twitter.com/8JhdHyix1k
- ⚒Jonesyyyyyy⚒ (@c0mPaN10nCuBe) July 14, 2018
Nothing says third-place play-off like the holes in Danny Rose's socks #BELENG pic.twitter.com/bApSDJXGup
- Ben Grounds (@Ben_Islington) July 14, 2018
Really classy 2018 FIFA World Cup:tm: tribute from Danny Rose and his socks #classy #nicetouch pic.twitter.com/6AesKe7Cg2
- Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) July 14, 2018
Rose had the holes on display in the semi-final defeat to Croatia on Wednesday when he came on as a sub but they were more frequent and much larger today.
However, it turns out there's actually a pretty good reason for him doing so as back in April, The Mirror shed some light on why Rose's England colleague Kyle Walker has been doing the same thing for quite some time.
These days, the combination of tight socks and bulging calf muscles run the risk of injury - and cutting holes is the common solution many players are choosing to help prevent it.