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To play at Wimbledon, white underwear is a must


AP

Published 5:32 p.m. ET July 13, 2017 | Updated 5:32 p.m. ET July 13, 2017

LONDON (AP) — To play at Wimbledon, even your underwear has to be white.

The All England Club has rules about how much color can be worn on court, and a few junior players seem to have run afoul of the strict standards this week.

According to the BBC, the doubles team of Zsombor Piros of Hungary and Wu Yibing of China were given white underpants and forced to change before their match on Wednesday. When the boys returned on court from the locker room, they walked to their chairs and put their darker undies into their tennis bags.

On Thursday, a different player tugged at his shorts to reveal the top his underwear to an official while standing at the net before the match.

“It is our preference that any issues regarding the ‘all-white’ rule and undergarments are discussed and dealt with between matches,” the…

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