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Have you ever wondered why you see some players with holes in the backs of their socks? I thought it was the work of moths but here is the reason.

https://metro.co.uk/2024/06/16/why-football-players-holes-socks-euro-2024-21044775/amp/

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It's all the rage, Jake was telling me about it - supposedly it reduces injuries, but you are not supposed to do it (he says).

I used to get told by my old duty head of year (managed my school's team) that socks help avoid injuries. I know if I were to ever knock a muscle or something like that, I'd rather it is tight and supported. God knows if it's just an excuse or an actual thing.

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it makes me laugh, because they look so awful. does it really cause injuries because they are too tight? why do they have a new pair for every game, surely they get washed with the shirts? its just one of those things one person started doing and others are tagging along.

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