The importance of sports socks to men has been highlighted by the recent complaints made by a football team.
Oldham's team has complained to the Football League after they were forced to play a game against Northampton Town wearing their opposition's burgundy-coloured sports socks
This was because the referee insisted they change after the Northampton team chose to swap their socks
for a white pair - which would have meant both teams would be wearing the same colour legwear.
It was hard to assess whether Oldham were more upset about losing the game or donning socks
which clashed with their blue strips.
Chief executive of the team Alan Hardy told BBC Radio Manchester: "To be honest, with royal blue shirts and shorts, it did not look particularly fetching on the pitch."
Oldham Football Club are currently playing in the Coca-Cola League 1.
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