Jude Bellingham is breaking a strict La Liga rule in every game he plays for Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham is breaking a strict La Liga rule in every game he plays for Real Madrid

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Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham breaks a rare La Liga clothing rule during every game he plays.

Bellingham joined Los Blancos from Borussia Dortmund over the summer and has quickly become their most important player.

The England superstar has scored 13 goals in 16 league games to help Real to the top of the table.

He’s barely put a foot wrong since moving to the Spanish capital and is well on his way to becoming a club legend.

However, Bellingham has managed to fall foul of a little-known rule on the continent.

The 20-year-old has followed the trend of several footballers in the last few years and cuts holes in the back of his socks.

Players cut two holes in the back and the main reason is to protect muscles in the calf.

The holes allow for tension in their legs to be released and lowers the probability of cramp and muscle injuries.

Per Spanish publication AS, this actually violates La Liga rules as players are not allowed to take to the pitch with rips in their shirts, shorts or socks.

Bellingham's socks technically break La Liga laws. (Image Credit: Getty)
Bellingham’s socks technically break La Liga laws. (Image Credit: Getty)

If you’re worried about Bellingham facing punishment for this minor indiscretion, don’t be.

It’s believed chiefs ‘turn a blind eye’ as they are ‘aware of the medical chaos’ that forcing players to wear full socks will bring.

Among the other players to cut holes in their socks are Bellingham’s England teammates Bukayo Saka, Conor Gallagher and Kyle Walker.

Manchester City defender Walker explained his reasoning behind the socks during an interview with SPORTbible back in 2021.

Walker helped make the trend popular in the Premier League. (Image Credit: Getty)
Walker helped make the trend popular in the Premier League. (Image Credit: Getty)

He said: “The socks were actually too tight so it was causing pressure on my calves. [It was] just to release my calves – or release the tension.

“I just cut holes in them and all of a sudden I had a few alright games, and I was like, ‘Okay, I’m keeping this now!'”

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