Germany came face-to-face with France in a tense, action-packed Euro 2016 semi-final.
And naturally, you'd expect football fans to be glued to their screens watching the players.
Except Nicola Rizzoli and his assistant referees turned up wearing baby blue socks to complement their black shirts.
Obviously, the internet wanted to know why...
-- Lee Browne (@browner6477) July 7, 2016
Some found it pretty distracting...
Ref's socks straight out of the Dave Batista collection #GERFRA
-- Richie McCormåck (@RichieMcCormack) July 7, 2016
Can't keep my eyes off the referee's fancy socks. #GERFRA
-- Boubacar Bamsey (@ryan_bamz) July 7, 2016
Others hated it.
I really don't like the referee's blue socks! There's something weirdly odd about them! ??? #GERFRA
-- Siobhan Chamberlain (@Sio_Chamberlain) July 7, 2016
Daily kit moan - what is going on with the ref's socks man?! #GERFRA
-- Paul Mosley (@posley88) July 7, 2016
The refs pale blue socks are putting me off the whole match, what was uefa thinking. It's an abomination #GERFRA
-- Futurefilm (@futurefilm1) July 7, 2016
Twitter was full of interesting theories...
Did the ref borrow his socks off one of the Portugal lads last night? What's going on there then? #GERFRA
-- Matt Worman (@mattworman) July 7, 2016
#GERFRA the color of the socks from the referee indicate who will be European champion ? ....Portugal !!!
-- Marty Hermsen (@Hermsen) July 7, 2016
It's the socks making bad decisions for the referee #GERFRA
-- !!!:)ERIN:)!!! (@eriley12) July 7, 2016
The Ref was fedup of players getting all the attention with their haircuts, so he wears those neon socks!! #GERFRA
-- Nikhil Gonsalves (@NikhilGonsalve1) July 7, 2016
Fashion statement gone wrong?
-- Mean Mr. Mustard (@DerekRichards) July 7, 2016
-- Jack Kessler (@JackKessler1) July 7, 2016
#GERFRA Italian ref making fashion statement with baby blue socks... ?
-- Mercedes Rosello (@MercedesRosello) July 7, 2016
As this one person sums it up...