MLS: Kei Kamara Posts Wonderful Twitter Rant After Receiving $1,250 Fine For Wearing Odd Socks (Video)

Chris Wright

21st, July 2017

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Once briefly of Norwich and Middlesbrough, Kei Kamara is currently on the books New England Revolution where he recently picked up a fine for the heinous crime of wearing a pair of unauthorised socks.

Indeed, the 32-year-old striker was stung for $1,250 by the MLS top brass for taking to the pitch wearing a pair of Trusox support socks.

Alas, Trusox aren’t included on the MLS list of authorised kit, what with the league being solely catered for by Adidas, and Kamara was handed a uniform fine as a result.

Having attempted to appeal the punishment through official channels to no avail, a clearly peeved Kamara took to Twitter – armed with data and props – to alert everybody about the injustice of his plight…

He’s certainly got a point. Why should he be singled out as a “high-profile player” while the likes of Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore get away with wearing these abominable socks scot free?

It’s an bleedin’ outrage is what it is!

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4 Comments

  1. Eric M says:

    I don’t disagree. The monopoly that jersey suppliers have in North American sports is absurd. No one company should be the only supplier for an individual league.

    • James Taylor says:

      The only European precedence of that is when adidas used to outfit teams for the French Cup, even if they didn’t usually wear adidas. I always thought that was weird.

  2. Shawn says:

    It’s possible that Altidore and Bradley are being fined for wearing them, they just don’t care. I didn’t know much about TruSox, but found this 2015 Sports Illustrated article talking about the company’s start. Pretty interesting stuff.

    (Just search Trusox SI, it should be the first result)

    One key section as it relates to this Kamara piece:

    “The unnamed U.S. men’s national team regular flashes a knowing smile when the topic of TruSox is brought up.

    β€œI’m losing money wearing them,” he says, estimating that he paid β€œaround $5,000” in fines to MLS this season for wearing uniform apparel in games not provided by league sponsor Adidas. β€œBut once I started using them, I can’t be without them.”

  3. jackie wilshere says:

    “money, so they say, is the root of all evil tooooday…”

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