Parents ask why they have to make millionaire AFL star Trent Cotchin even RICHER after private school forced their kids to wear ‘woke’ socks made by his company
- Parents ask why they should support his side hustle
- Socks from Kmart and Big W have been BANNED
- Trent Cotchin’s socks cost almost $10 for ONE PAIR
Fuming parents have taken to social media to vent about being forced to buy their children $10 ‘woke’ socks made by millionaire AFL player Trent Cotchin.
St Therese’s School in Melbourne has signed an exclusive deal with PosiSocks and banned parents from dressing their kids in any other brand.
PosiSocks was founded by Trent and and wife Brooke Cotchin and they’re designed to spread positivity and inspire people to be their best selves.
The socks feature positive affirmations and quotes, along with colourful and fun designs.
In addition to their positive message, PosiSocks also donates a portion of all profits to various non-profit organisations and charitable causes.
Cotchin was one of the game’s biggest earners at his peak, raking in over $800,000 a season for the Tigers.
He has an estimated worth of $5million and chose to play on in 2023 on a one-year deal after initially signalling that he would be retiring from the AFL.
Cotchin’s positive message socks may donate a portion of proceeds to charity but they have also been described as ‘the wokest socks getting around’
Parents are very upset that the AFL star has his hand out for money from families struggling to make ends meet
Despite the positive message behind the brand, many fans were quick to mock the product.
‘So he made the wokest sock going around,’ one AFL fan posted.
‘Probably helping with his retirement fund,’ added another.
At a time when rising costs of living and interest rate rises are biting, parents paying enormous school fees at St Therese’s are upset they are now being forced to line the pockets of a millionaire athlete, according to the Herald Sun.
‘Restricting parents to one source is a bit on the nose,’ one parent posted.
‘Forced to buy socks but can’t buy your kids socks from Kmart? Pathetic,’ said another.
‘They’re socks, buy what you want. What are they going to do get every student to remove their shoes to check that they’re wearing the correct socks?’ added another.
Richmond Tigers veterans Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt have earned plenty of money from the AFL between them
St Therese’s Principal Michael Di Nuzzo defended the decision by saying there was a consultation process and parents are able to speak to him directly about the decision.
‘The policy takes into account price point, quality, and providing uniformity across the school,’ Mr Di Nuzzo said.
‘We also have processes in place to support any family who may be facing financial difficulties.
‘We aim to work in partnership with families and are always open to feedback.
‘I encourage any concerns with the uniform policy to be raised with me or through the school advisory council.’