Kei Kamara has never shied away from speaking the truth. And on Thursday night, he continued that trend by firing back at Major League Soccer after receiving a fine he deemed unjust.
Several weeks ago, the league sent Kamara a $1,250 bill for wearing TRUsox, a moisture-wicking, anti-slip sock worn by countless domestic and international stars—including Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore. Kamara wears the product to manage a long-standing toe issue.
Apparently, MLS took note of Kamara’s attire decision and issued him a fine. That didn’t sit well with Kamara. And the Revolution forward took to Twitter to vent about being singled out by the league.
Yes @MLS fines only KEI KAMARA $1,250 . pic.twitter.com/HPNYcnc7Nd— KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) July 20, 2017
During his rant, Kamara fired shots at the MLS Players Union, who failed to back his protest. The Union responded to the plea by recommending that “high-profile players” like Kamara refrain from wearing TRUsox. Kamara immediately called out Bradley and Altidore, two high-profile players in their own right, who have apparently yet to hear from the league about their sock-wearing habits.
Now, Kamara has kick-started a conversation about socks and favoritism that seems laughable on the surface. But the league means business. And so does Kamara. Who will come out on top?