World Cup Defeat Blamed On Nike
Well, probably. Wayne Rooney – key football player for England and Manchester United – broke a bone in his foot last weekend and this injury will likely force the star to abandon his hopes to play in the World Cup in June.
England (the country) is in shock.
Alex Ferguson, coach of Manchester United, has suggested Nike is to blame for not making boots that are protective enough, the Guardian reports:
"I have complained [in the past] about the type of boots that are coming out and in particular the type of studs they are using now. Over the last few years these boot companies have been coming out with some nonsense – fancy white boots, red boots, tartan boots, you name it. Everything is coming out to sell it to young kids. But there has to be a dividing line between what is marketable and what is sensible."