Federation Internationale de Football Association have fined England £53,000 due to their players' socks

Paola Ditto
Luglio 12, 2018

The Football Association has been fined £53,211 for socks worn by some England players throughout the World Cup.

"Several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the World Cup quarter final match between Sweden and England", FIFA said in an official statement.

Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling have been wearing the cushioned Trusox over their feet and ankles, as well as their official Nike socks, and have ignored a Federation Internationale de Football Association warning to stop. The sports sock have anti-slip panels, wet-grip technology and maximum moisture wicking to give footballers that "snug feeling" according to the official Trusox website.

The piece of kit is extremely common in the game, with Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, Radamel Falcao and Gareth Bale some of the most high-profile players who wear them on a regular basis.

Dele Alli of England during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia.

World Cup semifinal opponents England and Croatia's fines over sponsorship protocols are both approximately 10 times the fine that the Russian soccer federation was hit with after its fans were seen unfurling a banner featuring neo-Nazi messaging.

In fact, the FA have been fined 70,000 Swiss Francs ($70,585) for what happened during Saturday's victory. As per The Independent, the FA are likely to appeal and hope for a lesser fine.

Earlier in the tournament, the Swedish FA was slapped with a similar fine when several Swedish players were seen wearing the same socks.

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