Why does England star Bukayo Saka cut holes in his socks?

ARSENAL talisman Bukayo Saka is most dangerous when he cuts inside on to his left foot – but he seems to enjoy cutting holes in his socks too.

Eagle eyed fans spotted the holes in Saka’s socks during England’s World Cup opener against Iran.

Bukayo Saka bored holes in his socks for the game against Manchester United

Bukayo Saka cut holes in his England socks

And the talented youngster did the same thing in Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

But what is the reason behind this strange trend?

Why does Bukayo Saka cut holes in his socks?

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka bores holes in his socks to avoid injury to his bulging calves during a match.

The holes allows the tension in their legs to be released, which helps to prevent them from picking up muscle problems or cramp.

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Socks can prove to be restrictive causing difficulties with effective blood flow and circulation.

Which is why a lot of footballers have jumped on this particular bandwagon.

Who else cuts holes in their socks?

England full-back Kyle Walker was first spotted with holes in his socks during Manchester City’s 2018 Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

Kyle Walker also bores holes in his socks on certain occasionsNews Group Newspapers Ltd

Former West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku used to also bore holes in his socks to prevent calf injuries.

Whilst Gareth Bale took the crazy trend overseas during his tenure with Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Can footballers get in trouble for cutting holes in their socks?

Ex-Valencia star Ezequiel Garay was once forced to change his socks for a fresh pair after the referee deemed that he was not following the sporting dress code.


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