Wimbledon lingerie china has a pretty strict dress code, but it seems not everyone received the message.
One of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, the annual tennis event brings a mix of royalty, celebrities and tennis-loving punters to the court.
But with prestige also comes a set of very strict rules — especially for athletes taking to the court.
Wearing whites to Wimbledon has been a code for competitors since the 19th century — but over the past few years, officials have come down harder than ever in enforcing the tradition.
During a boys’ doubles match Wednesday, the uniform officials were out in force, pulling up two teenager players who failed to follow the “almost entirely white” dress code.
During play, 18-year-old Zsombor Piros of Hungary and Yibing Wu of China were questioned by the underwear police when their black jocks could be seen through their white tennis shorts.
According to the dress rules, athletes may only break up their all-white outfits with a colored trim of 1 centimeter in width.
The dress code, which was revamped in 2014 to add more rules, warned players that even underwear had to comply with the white rule.
So players can forget about having a little fun with colored briefs and bras.
According to The Telegraph, a letter sent to players by tournament referee Andrew Jarrett said: “Undergarments that either are or can be visible during play (including due to perspiration) must also be completely white and contain no more than 1cm of colored trim.”
Piros and Wu were asked by officials to change off court into underwear that complies with the rules.