It turns out Wayne Rooney’s Everton team-mates hadn’t played a prank on him when he played against Brighton wearing a pair of Nike boots from 2008.
How do we know?
Because the 31-year-old laced up another pair of retro Nike Total 90 Laser IIs to train in.
Fifteen years on from the goal against Arsenal that launched his career Rooney laced up a silver and black version of the Total 90 Laser IIs.
Plenty of things might have changed, not least his club, but the boots still look as good on Rooney as they did nearly a decade ago.
They’ve got us feeling all nostalgic.
Everton take on Lyon in the Europa League in desperate need of a win to ignite their European campaign.
A loss against Atalanta coupled with a draw at the hands of Apollon Limassol have left Everton bottom of their group.
Lyon haven’t got out the block too quickly either but are coming off the back of an impressive win against Monaco in Ligue 1 at the weekend.
We’ve speculated as to why Rooney has gone back to an old Nike model recently, despite previously launching the Nike Hypervenom boots.
But in all honesty we’re not too bothered about the reasoning behind the swap.
We just want to see what he’ll be wearing next.
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