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Mesut Eyezil being taken to court for wearing Adidas boots

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There's a brand war raging (well, happening) and the battle ground is Mesut Ozil's feet. Ozil fans and foot fetishists may have noticed that the midfielder, now out of contract with Nike, has alternated between wearing his usual Swoosh (as he did in Real Madrid's match against Celta Vigo on Saturday) and all-white "phantom" adidas boots (as he did in Germany's match against Sweden last week). Though Ozil is apparently keen on making the switch to Nike's German rivals, the American brand had a clause in his deal that allows it the option to match any offer he gets from another company. And so his flirtation with adidas prompted Nike to file a lawsuit against him.

From Soccer Bible:

According to Özil and his representatives, no contract has been agreed with adidas. However the court has questioned Özil's motives to start wearing adidas boots, finding it unlikely that Özil would switch boot brands without a deal already being in place — athletes rarely leave a sponsor without having another lined up.

Any deal from another sponsorship brand has not been presented to Nike, meaning Özil is not fulfilling his contractual obligations. The court has ruled in favour of Nike and decided that Özil must outline any offer presented to him, therefore allowing Nike to come back with a new offer in return. Failure to do so will result in a €150,000 fine a day.

So as a result of that ruling, Ozil has been banned from wearing adidas branded boots for the 180-day period that Nike has the right to match all other offers, leaving him to wear either Nike or the blank adidas ones.

Meanwhile, if Nike and adidas are smart, they'll both start selling all-white designs in time for the holidays to capitalize on this.

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Tbh ozil is winning either way. Nike will match what Adidas are offering and his financial situation won't change. But he may have to wear boots he doesn't like. Or Nike will say we aren't paying that. Join Adi. Which is what it seems like he wants to do anyway.

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Well it could be peak for him if he has signed a new deal with Adidas, as he did not inform prior to the deal, I assume the Adidas deal will stand, unless it will be made void by Nike's deal anti-dating theirs.

So couldn't this work out with him having signed a deal with Adidas, and having to wear their boots, in addition to already being paid for a Nike deal x amount of years ago promising them first option to make a counter-offer (which now isn't possible)

So he's gonnahave to black-out his boots or get fined eeryday for a long time

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It's very unlikely he's signed to adi already seeing as he's been switching between both brands prior to all this hype. And legal teams are clued up on what theyre signing up to. Theres no way hes been signed up to a deal where hos reps have missed or not inderstood the terms. His Nike deal has run out and his guys are just playing hardball trying to get the best rate on his next deal.

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Yeah probably

Bidding war for mans foot on a lewis ting

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They're all doing it Nike and Adi own all the big brands and players are just dancing between them.

Nike are getting gassed though. Getting a bit aggressive with their strategy. Apparently they are tryna enforce it so players in certain positions have to wear certain boots regardless of their preference. E.g wingers can only wear vapors.

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