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Amid sock scandal, Kamara blasts MLS for showing favoritism

The Revolution forward received a fine for wearing a popular performance sock. Why did he get singled out?

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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?