Football: Germany player Mario Goetze commits another clothing blunder
BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich star Mario Goetze has landed himself in hot water again for wearing Nike products, this time on duty with Germany who are sponsored by rival firm adidas.
The 21-year-old is in trouble for wearing socks with the Nike logo plastered over his shins while with the Germany squad who play the Republic of Ireland today in a World Cup qualifier in Cologne.
"Things like that shouldn't happen," said Germany's team manager Oliver Bierhoff as sponsor adidas pumps several million euros into the German Football Federation (DFB) each year.
"The players are allowed to wear whatever boots they want but, otherwise, we are committed to our partners, of course."