Nike designs custom kit for player who keeps cutting collar off
This beats having to cut off the collar every time
Eintracht Frankfurt player Martin Hinteregger doesn't like collars, apparently. Perhaps the 28-year-old defender doesn't like how it feels on his neck. Maybe he has sensitive skin and it chafes him. Anything is possible.
The point here though is that his aversion to collars is such that the Austrian international has in recent years taken to actually cutting off the collar on his Eintracht Frankfurt shirt before matches, as seen below.
Frankfurt's current away kit for the 2020/21 season comes with a polo neck collar as standard, but with Hinteregger insistent upon cutting his off - seemingly with a scissors - Nike decided to create a custom shirt especially for him.
That special shirt was worn by Hinteregger for the first time in Frankfurt's recent Bundesliga match against Union Berlin, which finished 3-3 in the German capital.
What exactly this means remains to be seen. Is it a one-off? Or will we increasingly see footballers' own personal tastes catered for with football shirts? Only time will tell.