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Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates has been prevented from wearing the colour by his loan club Sporting - because of a potential link with Benfica


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Former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has been banned from wearing red boots by Sporting Lisbon.

Details of the defender’s contract have been revealed via Football Leaks, and the Uruguayan, who is on loan in Portugal from Sunderland, is prevented from wearing the colour red on the pitch due to the apparent association with rivals Benfica.

Coates is also unable to wear blue boots due to a potential link with Porto.

Sporting are current top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, one point clear of Benfica who have a game in hand.

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