Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Mesut Ozil is wearing the wrong boots

Mesut Ozil has lost a court case against Nike who have complained that he broke contract by suddenly starting to wear Adidas boots.  How exciting!


Life hasn't been going so well for the midfielder recently - first he didn't win Euro 2012 with Germany, then he lost his place in the Real Madrid side to Luka Modric, and now Nike are blasting him in the ass and forcing him to wear unbranded boots for the next 180 days.  The dispute is that Ozil thinks his contract ended in July and started wearing Adidas boots for "no reason", whereas Nike think that's probably not right and that he's still under contract, or something.  A judge thought it unlikely he would start wearing Adidas without being compensated monetarily for it and now as punishment he cannot wear any logos on his shoes at all.

And that's pretty much it.  At no point in this story did anything explode, nor did anyone have sex.  I give it a 4 out of 10