Puma Blames Bad Accumulation for Cheap Swiss Soccer Jersey Fails

Puma PMMAF -2.06 % SE became the latest accouterment casting to ache an awkward apparel malfunction afterwards several players on the Swiss borough soccer aggregation had their jerseys broken in a bout adjoin France at the European Championship.


At atomic four of Switzerland’s red jerseys were broken in the advance of Sunday’s game, which resulted in a 0-0 draw, abrogation players active about with ample locations of their backs apparent until they could get a backup from the bench. Three of them ripped about the numbers.

Puma on Monday said it has opened an assay into the could cause of the decrepit cheap soccer jerseys.

“Our assay of the Swiss home jersey from Sunday’s bold shows that there was one accumulation of material, area yarns had been damaged during the assembly process, arch to a abrasion in the final garment,” the German aggregation said.

The accouterment maker said the abnormal material, a mix of elastane and polyester, “was acclimated in alone a bound amount of Swiss home jerseys.” Puma said a analysis of its account begin no problems for the four added borough teams whose jerseys it sponsored in the tournament.

Asked about the ripped jerseys in his post-match columnist conference, Switzerland administrator Vladimir Petković joked, “Do you advertise Nike products?””If a shirt is pulled, occasionally they can appear afar at the seams,” he added.

“What can I say? It can happen. That agency that it was a action on the pitch,” Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer said afterwards the game. “I can’t say that we accept to change, because Puma is great!” Accouterment malfunctions in able sports are an casual cephalalgia for accomplishment companies.

Runner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, who is accustomed by Nike Inc., confused through the majority of the 2015 Berlin Marathon with the insoles of his Nike soccer jerseys sneakers aerial in the wind, acceptable the chase but advancing up abbreviate on his ambition of breaking the apple record. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, associates of the U.S. speedskating aggregation abhorrent their poor achievement on their Under Armour Inc. UA 1.78 % skinsuits. Some skaters anticipation the apparel acquired too abundant annoyance and it became a point of astriction aural the aggregation for the continuance of the Games. An Under Armour clothier traveling with the aggregation fabricated adjustments on the fly to allay the skaters.

The Swiss jerseys replica weren’t the alone section of accessories to abort on Sunday night in Lille. Caught in a decidedly concrete affray amid Swiss apostle Valon Behrami and France’s Antoine Griezmann—or at atomic their cleats—the bout brawl burst.

The “Beau Jeu” archetype soccer brawl had been bogus accurately for the affray by Adidas AG ADDYY 0.76 % . Adidas backer said Monday the brawl adventure was “extremely rare” and the aggregation was analytical “how this could accept occurred.”