Paul Pogba Curiously Writes '+5' onto His Number 10 Shirt Before Atalanta Game

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistOctober 25, 2015

Atalanta's midfielder Marten de Roon from Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with Juventus' midfielder Paul Pogba from France during the Italian Serie A  football match Juventus Vs Atalanta on October 25, 2015 at the 'Juventus Stadium' in Turin.  AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Juventus are looking to record a Serie A win against Atalanta on Sunday, but there is something a little off about midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman took to the field wearing his No. 10 jersey, but had strangely drawn "+5" in marker to the right of the number.

Actu Foot @ActuFoot_

Paul Pogba avec un "+5" sur son maillot, comme pour conjurer le mauvais sort ? (1+0+5 = 6) https://t.co/AuCpTtkwbt

Pogba has yet to explain exactly why he had done this, (because, well, he is playing) but one working theory put forward on Twitter is that together the three numbers (1, 0 and 5) add up to six—his previous squad number.

Nico @NicoNocquet

@KICKTV @TheCalcioGuy 1+0+5 = 6. His old jersey number.

We're open to new theories though, so fire them at us. Paper shortage for a quiet math genius? Falling out with Juventus' kit man?

UPDATE: Monday, 26 October

The latest theory to hit the internet is that Pogba was making a tribute to Brazilian legend Pele, who celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday.

It remains to be seen whether Pogba will verify the reports or leave the gesture as a personal tribute.



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