Ryan Bertrand Wears Special Nike Mercurial Black History Month Martin Luther King Boots

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand wore a special pair of Black History Month boots against his former club Chelsea on Sunday. Black History Month is an annual observance which remembers and pays tribute to important moments in the history of African diaspora. It is celebrated in the UK in October, while the United States celebrate it in February.

Ryan Bertrand Debuts BHM Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 Boots Against Chelsea

Ryan Bertrand's special Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 boots feature the face of Martin Luther King on the outstep, along with his iconic quote: "I have a dream." Bertrand's number 21 is also emblazoned on the heel of the footwear.

Bertrand's boots have not been created by Nike but by an independent boot artist.

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