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Cash blasts Wimbledon’s ‘ridiculous’ underwear rule

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash blasted the All England Club, saying they were being over-zealous with the all-white dress code.

He claims it has forced some women players to even change their bras.

“It has absolutely gone ridiculous,” the 1987 champion said.

The 49-year-old claimed some players have been ordered to change their underwear if it was not entirely white.

Some women have been sent back to “change their bras and tops because they had slight colour on them”, he told BBC radio.

He said he thought some players did not have sports bras that would pass muster and had to go without them.

Blue underwear

He also claimed one player was hauled into the referees’ office because his blue underwear “showed through when he got sweaty”.

A Wimbledon spokesman said all competitors had been given written notice of the Championships’ clothing rules, AFP reported.

Caps, headbands, bandanas, wristbands and socks must be totally white except for a single trim of colour no wider than one centimetre.

Source: AFP, BBC radio

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