Dublin defender Liam Rushe won't give into the haters and says he'll be keeping the ankle socks.
The 26-year-old's choice of footwear caused much interest in social media circles after he was spotted sporting ankle socks during Dublin’s defeat to Galway in the Leinster SHC.
Rushe was surprised by the interest in his socks and admits to have underestimated how traditional the GAA is.
He also explained that the short socks in favour of the bulky sporting variety was not a fashion statement, and more a comfort issue:
“Feet were in a bad way with blisters, my boots were destroyed in the relegation battle and I’ve been struggling to get them back fixed since, I went with those socks they were supposedly the best in the market for protection.”
“I’ll have to stick to my guns now,”Rushe says when asked if he will ditch the socks for their first round qualifier.
“It was very bad after the relegation battle, it would be a couple of kilometre walk for me to work and sure I had to get a taxi it was that bad I couldn’t walk.
“They were big massive blood blisters half my feet were purple, I don’t really care about the criticism I’ll wear them if I want.”