Euro 2016 star makes condom joke after new Arsenal signing is involved in embarrassing malfunction

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Xherdan Shaqiri is having a pretty good Euro 2016 so far.

The Stoke City playmaker has starred in three games for unbeaten Switzerland, providing one assist to help his side qualify from Group A as runners up.

Although Switzerland’s progression from the group phase was fairly straightforward, Sunday night’s 0-0 draw with France was a bit of a farce.

Heavy rainfall in Lille caused players from both sides to frequently slip over, while many of the Swiss stars had to have their shirts replaced after they ripped.

In fact, new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka got through three jerseys on the night as Puma’s kit-making skills came under scrutiny.

After the game, Shaqiri made light of the situation in the best way possible – with a condom joke.

Shaqiri was quoted by ESPN as saying: “I hope Puma don’t make condoms!”

Puma are looking into the problems with the Swiss shirts.

According to ESPN, the company’s head of corporate communication, Kerstin Neuber, said: “Our five Puma teams have previously played 10 Euro matches without those problems occurring.

“Our product people are currently investigating the shirt material. We will provide a further update when we have one.”

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