FIFA put a stop to Rosberg’s World Cup helmet

2014 German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg's original 2014 German Grand Prix World Cup helmetNico 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.

Nico Rosberg's revised 2014 German Grand Prix World Cup helmet

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52 comments on FIFA put a stop to Rosberg’s World Cup helmet

  1. maxthecat said on 17th July 2014, 19:50

    I suspect it won’t be long until this site is issued with a take-down notice of the helmet pic. That’s FIFA.

  2. DominikWilde (@dominikwilde) said on 17th July 2014, 19:54

    The funny thing is, this debacle has probably generated even more attention around the subject than there would have been otherwise.

  3. Jason (@jason12) said on 17th July 2014, 19:59

    That’s a very nice helmet.

    It looked so much better and appropriate with the Cup on top.

  4. reg said on 17th July 2014, 22:22

    Lewis should put a picture of his Silverstone 10£ Santander trophy on his helmet just for fun.

    • Neil (@neilosjames) said on 18th July 2014, 1:19

      I’d gladly clear out every bank account, piggy bank and change jar I have for his chosen charity if that actually happened.

  5. Bobby (@f1bobby) said on 18th July 2014, 9:23

    A lawyer was asked if he would like to become a Jehovah’s Witness. He declined, as he hadn’t seen the accident, but said he would still be interested in taking the case.

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