Ex-Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis' shirt is causing a stir

 
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Varoufakis was clad in paisley print shirt today (Source: Reuters)

Ex-Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis found himself at the center of international attention again today, however rather than a hacking plot and accusations of treason, it was his bad dress sense that drew attention.

Earlier this week a leaked recording revealed Varoufakis had been planning to hack into government databases to help start a parallel currency - angering other political parties.

But prime minister Alexis Tsipras today leapt to the colorfully attired ex-finance minister's defence, saying while his choice of shirts is questionable, Varoufakis is not dishonest.

"Mr. Varoufakis might have made mistakes, as all of us have ... You can blame him as much as you want for his political plan, his statements, for his taste in shirts, for vacations in Aegina," he said.

"But you cannot accuse him of stealing the money of Greek people or having a covert plan to take Greece to the precipice."

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