Mamadou Sakho swaps shirts with Samuel Eto'o at HALF-TIME | inside World Soccer

Mamadou Sakho and Samuel Eto'o have dropped themselves in hot water after they swapped shirts with each other at half-time of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Samuel Eto'o and Mamadou Sakho think it's okay to swap shirts before the final whistle
Samuel Eto'o and Mamadou Sakho think it's okay to swap shirts before the final whistle

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While swapping shirts has been a tradition in football for quite some time, most players wait until the game is over before seeking out their opponents.

However, that trend has seemingly changed a bit with some players wanting to get a certain player's shirt before it is claimed by someone else.

Last season, ex-Arsenal defender André Santos provoked outrage from fans when he approached Robin van Persie for a half-time swap in the Dutchman's first game against his former club after joining Manchester United.

AC Milan forward Robinho and fellow Brazilian Neymar also swapped at the break during the Champions League clash between the Italian side and Barcelona earlier this season.

And during the break at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Sakho and Eto'o swapped shirts while making their way down off the pitch.

But they weren't the only ones as Philippe Coutinho and Oscar also made a half-time trade.

And when Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was informed about the incident in his post-match conference, he said: "Well one, I didn't know that, and two, thanks for telling me because I don't like that."

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