Euro 2016: The internet goes into a meltdown over referee Nicola Rizzoli's baby blue socks

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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...

Referee Nicola Rizzoli.
(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

Some found it pretty distracting...

Referee Nicola Rizzoli.
(Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport)

Others hated it.

Referee Nicola Rizzoli.
(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

Twitter was full of interesting theories...

Referee Nicola Rizzoli.
(Michael Sohn/AP)

Fashion statement gone wrong?

Referee Nicola Rizzoli.
(Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport)

As this one person sums it up...