Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he will be taking to the pitch in a very special, very spangly pair of custom boots when France play Uruguay on Tuesday evening.
As a youngster at Real Sociedad, Griezmann was tutored by veteran winger Carlos Bueno who instilled in him a love for all things Uruguayan: from Penarol to mate tea.
The French international has spoken of his affinity with La Celeste on several occasions in the past, and if his latest boots are anything to go by, the obsession isn’t showing any signs of diminishing…
Hideous, but in a fantastically wonderful, hectic, almost-dreadful kind of way.
Pies never thought we’d live to see a pair of mate gourds being daubed onto a pair of football boots, but then again these are weird times indeed.