Belgium mocked for ‘flames’ on kit as fans beg they’re kicked out of World Cup

  • Bookmark
  • For the latest from the pitch sign up for our football newsletter

    We have more newsletters

    Fans want Belgium kicked out of the World Cup for wearing flames on their kit.

    The Belgians debuted the new look flames inspired kit that was released with Adidas in September, during their World Cup opener against Canada. Roberto Martinez's side won the Group F clash 1-0 after Michy Batshuayi hit the net on the stroke of half-time.

    The Chelsea flop's goal was preceded by Canada star Alphonso Davies' penalty miss earlier in the game. And the Canadians were adamant they should've been awarded another spot-kick when the linesman flagged offside for a Belgium backpass.

    ALSO READ: Whole Germany XI make World Cup protest with poignant gesture in team photo

    But despite Belgium's narrow victory, fans reckon they should be ousted from the tournament due to their choice of attire, which features flames on both sleeves and socks. One fan insisted: "Belgium deserve to drop points just for the “flames” trim!".

    Another demanded: "Belgium should be kicked out for having flames on their sleeves." And a third supporter quipped: "Yeah the flames on the sleeves and socks of Belgium are a little cringe." While a fourth goaded the kit saying: "Belgium can’t win with these flame jerseys."

    What do you think of Belgium's kit? Let us know in the comments section

    Former Everton boss Martinez will be hoping the flames-emblazoned kit can inspire his side to produce some fire performances in the competition. But it's not the first time Belgium have had issues with their uniform in Qatar.

    Ahead of the game against Canada, Belgium were reportedly banned from wearing a colourful warm-up shirt by FIFA who already ordered the nation to remove the word love from their kit. The 'one love' term has proved to be a contentious one at the World Cup, which has seen England and Germany also banned from displaying the message supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

    Germany staged a slight protest against FIFA's ban by covering their mouths whilst lining up before their shock defeat to Japan. And Lionesses legend turned pundit Alex Scott defiantly wore the rainbow armband during the BBC's coverage of England's win over Iran as the players were unable to.


    • Harry Kane needs scan on ankle and hands England major World Cup injury worry

    • 5 clubs Cristiano Ronaldo can join after World Cup as Man Utd end his contract

    • Huge brawl breaks out after England World Cup game with punches and objects thrown

    • World Cup

    Source: Read Full Article