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Why do football players wear a leather or fabric strap on their

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Why do football players wear a leather or fabric strap on their arms between the biceps and the elbow?
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These bands can have various functions: they stop sweat from running down the forearm, they can lessen the chances of a fumble when tucking the ball, and some football players (and other athletes) wear them just as a fashion statement.

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