World Cup: Sweden Captain Andreas Granqvist Faces Another £50,000 Fine For Wearing Non-FIFA-Approved Socks

Chris Wright

9th, July 2018

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Andreas Granqvist is reportedly staring down the barrel of another ludicrously hefty FIFA crime for the heinous crime of wearing none-affiliated socks at a World Cup.

The Sweden captain was stung for £50,000 earlier in the tournament for wearing Trusox over his regulation Adidas socks.

Trusox are essentially expensive ankle socks, made in Devon and specifically designed to offer more support and grip to athletes and sportspeople.

As well as the fine, FIFA demanded that Granqvist stop giving free exposure to a brand they don’t have a multi-million-pound sponsorship deal with.

However, the 33-year-old persisted and, despite adding a cursory layer of yellow tape to his ankles for the quarter-final against England, it was still fairly obvious that he was wearing his spotty Trusox.

As such, it looks like Granqvist is set to be hit with another enormous fine for breaching FIFA equipment rules for the second time in as many weeks.

Once again, we remind you that Russia were fined £7,600 last week for a Nazi banner being unfurled during the group stage tie against Uruguay.

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  1. Comfy Chair says:

    Where can I purchase these?!? Please let me know, as I’ve been wondering about these since I first saw them….they have a hold on me that I just can’t describe….must…have….

    But, of course, is there one place to get them that is better/more fashionable to get them from? Recommendations? PLEASE!!

    And do they come in teal with highlighted pink dots??

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