It is quite normal to see how well football players adapt to a new mania like holes in their socks.
This trend went viral during the World Cup in Qatar when stars like Neymar and Jude Bellingham started ripping their clothes, creating a frenzy among fans who have since wondered the reason for this cabal.
Although no player has publicly expressed the reason for the implementation of this trend, the reason is more than logic, because more than a pint, it is a benefit for the protagonist of the field.
On September 12, 2023 we saw this action practiced for the first time in Honduran soccer. Legionnaire David Ruiz jumped onto the field with a torn sock, something that did not go unnoticed by the fans at the National Stadium.
“He copied Bellingham,” said some catraco fans, the truth is that Ruiz, like other footballers with well-developed calves, did it to relieve their calves and thus avoid injuries.
HuffPost explained in an article that players are usually given new socks before games. Because it’s new, the fabric doesn’t give much and tends to be tight.
Bellingham, a relatively strong player with a thick body, often suffers from this type of condition, because the tighter the clothing, the more it restricts blood flow and makes it difficult to circulation, and therefore the possibility of cramps.
So torn socks are not a rare trend. This is a cabal for “legs”, a tradition that is here to stay, because more than a pint, it is a benefit for the physical gift.