Conor Gallagher of Chelsea was captured recently wearing socks with holes at the back and he’s not the only one in on this trick.
The likes of Real Madrid star boy, Jude Bellingham, Arsenal’s golden boy, Bukayo Saka and Manchester City star defender, Kyle Walker just to mention but a few are also found of this.
Why Football (Soccer) Players Are Now Wearing Ripped Socks
The question remains, “WHY” and that’s what this post is here to answer!
These players bore holes in the back of their socks to avoid injury to their calf muscles.
How The Calf Muscle Affects Playing Football
The muscle at the back of the lower leg is known as the “CALF MUSCLE”.
The calf muscle is made up of 2 main muscles namely:
- Gastrocnemius muscle
- Soleus muscle.
Together these muscles help us walk, run, jump, and stand on our toes.
Importance Of The Holes On The Socks
The holes on these socks help release tension in their legs which helps prevent them from picking up muscle problems or cramps.
The socks too can be too tight preventing adequate and effective blood flow and circulation.
Other Ways Soccer Players Protect Themselves Using The Socks
Some other players wear their socks low under their calf muscles allowing the bulging muscles free without the pressure of tight-fitting socks.
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