Why did Danny Rose wear socks full of holes against Belgium?
Speed holes? Probably not.
It was fitting for a third-place World Cup play-off many thought pointless that one of the main talking points was the fact Danny Rose appeared to have holes all over his socks.
It was a fair question to ask of the left-back, who came into the side for Ashley Young against Belgium, both teams having been defeated at the semi-final stage.
Humorous suggestions were offered from all corners. Speed holes, anyone?
Those are speed holes, they make the guy go faster https://t.co/gtg7ej5n3s— a man of unknown origin (@rlycoolcat) July 14, 2018
Or perhaps a tribute to the 2018 Fifa World Cup logo?
The most sensible explanation, however, was that the holes reduced the tightness of the socks on the calf muscle.
Apparently to relieve tension in calf muscles. Walker and Bale have both done it in the past but Rose has taken it to more of an extreme level!— Jane Sparrow (@spurs_sparrow) July 14, 2018
Something for the kit manufacturers to consider, perhaps.