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Kyle Walker copies West Ham’s Masuaku in bizarre new sock craze… and here’s why

The Manchester City full-back has taken to the latest trend of cutting holes into his socks. But there is a logical explanation as to why he has gone to these extreme lengths

MANCHESTER CITY’s defence was not the only thing that had holes in it in the defeat to Liverpool last night.

Right-back Kyle Walker has been spotted playing with cuts down the back of his socks, following in the footsteps of West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku.

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Kyle Walker’s socks bore holes in the loss to Liverpool.


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The slim-fitted attire has been snipped as players look to avoid injury to their bulging calves in the latter stages of matches.

The holes allows the tension in their legs to be released, which helps to prevent them from picking up muscle problems or cramp.

Walker is one of the fastest footballers in England, clocking over 35 km per hour, while he has only failed to complete the full 90 minutes in one of his 29 Premier League matches.


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The 27-year-old was once again donning socks with holes in them in the Champions League defeat to Liverpool, where he was battling to keep pace with Sadio Mane.

The holes help to release tension in the muscles that helps to prevent injury later on in games

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The holes help to release tension in the muscles that helps to prevent injury later on in games

West Ham’s Masuaku also cut holes in his socks for the game against Chelsea at the weekend

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West Ham’s Masuaku also cut holes in his socks for the game against Chelsea at the weekend

Masuaku was spotted with similar cuts in West Ham’s draw to Chelsea last weekend, while Gareth Bale and Ezequiel Garay have taken this new craze to Spain.

Yet, these latest holes will be a cause for concern for kit manufacturers, who may have to tear up their plans and design a new line of socks that give players’ calf muscles more room to breathe… especially, if they insist on going to the gym again for more leg days.