Explained: Why Jack Grealish wears his socks low

Explained: Why Jack Grealish wears his socks low

Jack Grealish starred for England as they won their last group match on Tuesday to make the last 16 of the ongoing EURO 2020 tournament. 

The Aston Villa playmaker assisted Raheem Sterling's 12th-minute goal, which proved enough to down the Czech Republic. 

The 25-year-old is well known for his unique look on the pitch, which includes his socks sticking just above the ankles.  

There have been explanations behind his appearance on the pitch, and he sought to shed light on the same just before he was named in England's team against the Czechs.  

"Obviously your socks are supposed to go above your calves," said the mercurial midfielder.

"But one year when I was here [at Aston Villa], the socks once shrunk in the wash. So they wouldn’t go higher.

"That season, I ended up playing really well. So it became a superstitious thing for me. I thought ‘I’m going to keep doing this because I’ve done well,"

He further dispelled rumours that he was trying to emulate George Best, who sported a similar look during his days.

"A lot of people say that it’s because of George Best," he said. "While I love him and admire so much what he did, that isn’t the reason."

Grealish has been at Villa back since 2012, making 213 appearances across all competitions, scoring 32 goals, and assisting 43 times.

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