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Sergio Ramos: Real Madrid star's socks cause social-media stir

Ramos took to Instagram with a photo of himself relaxing at home on Sunday, with his choice of socks dividing opinion among his followers...
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Sergio Ramos has become the latest Real Madrid player whose look has set social-media chins wagging, after the club captain posted a photograph of himself sporting a decidedly eye-catching pair of socks.

In recent days, Isco has caused a stir with a new haircut, Cristiano Ronaldo has flexed his muscles for the camera, and Lucas Vázquez's style has drawn mickey-taking from team-mates Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernández.

Ramos posts photo captioned: "Sunday mood"

Not to be outdone by his colleagues, Ramos today took to Instagram with an image of himself relaxing at home following Saturday's LaLiga win at Alavés, wearing shorts, a T-shirt - and, pulled high up his shins, white socks featuring large, red cherries and bright green stalks.

His daring sartorial choice has brought a raft of comments, with (at the time of writing) 2,200 users posting their reactions, of which most focus on the socks.

Although given the thumbs-up by many - "Love the cherry socks", wrote one user, with another agreeing, "I love your unique style" - some were less impressed.

"Those socks look worse on him than a pair of pistols strapped around Christ's waist," quipped one commenter, while a fellow Instagramer declared simply: "You look ridiculous".

Ramos has form in this department...

It's not the first time that the defender's apparel has raised eyebrows: