Odell Beckham Jr. supplied a curious rationalization as to why he wore “Joker” cleats throughout Sunday’s (November three) recreation.
In accordance with ESPN’s Jake Trotter, Beckham rigorously plans his cleats together with his Nike reps to coordinate with no matter jersey the workforce will put on in a given week. The jersey was modified, and Beckham had restricted cleat choices.
“On Wednesday or Thursday, we switched jerseys from the white to the all brown,” OBJ stated. “So, I had no cleats left to put on. None that I may’ve worn. And the black ones that I used to be sporting for the remainder of the sport, for some purpose, was simply hurting my ft. So I went to those that was most snug. I used to be fairly positive that they modified the rule and cleats wasn’t a giant deal. It’s solely a giant deal to folks which might be speaking about it.”
The league permits gamers to put on customized cleats throughout warmups, and pink cleats throughout video games in October for Breast Most cancers Consciousness month.
However exterior of that, gamers’ cleats are required to be the identical shade as their groups’. In accordance with Rule 5:
“Sneakers should be of ordinary soccer design, together with “sneaker” kind sneakers similar to basketball sneakers, cross-training sneakers, and many others. League-approved tri-colored sneakers are permitted with black, white, and one workforce shade. Every workforce should choose a dominant shade for its sneakers, both black or white (with shoelace shade conforming to the dominant shade of the tongue space of the producer’s shoe).”
This isn’t the primary time OBJ has run afoul of the NFL’s uniform police.