Nico Rosberg has been forced to remove an image of the World Cup trophy from his helmet following an intervention by football’s governing body, FIFA.
Rosberg had announced he would wear a special helmet to commemorate the German football team’s victory in the tournament last week. He revealed a designed on Twitter which included an image of the trophy awarded to the World Cup winners.
However on Thursday Rosberg confirmed he had altered the design to remove the image of the trophy, the design of which is a FIFA trademark.
“A shame, I would have loved to carry the trophy as a tribute to the guys,” said Rosberg on Twitter, “but of course I respect the legal situation”.
Rosberg’s helmet will now feature four gold stars marking each of Germany’s football successes.
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