A group of students recently made a stand after finding that their sports outfits were a bit too much like sexy fancy dress.

The Bridgeport Central cheerleading squad from Connecticut in the US were handed their costumes ahead of a new sporting season this school term, but were surprised by how skimpy they were.

Indeed, the girls pointed out that they breached the school's own rules about athletes not being allowed to show their midriffs.

Led by Ariana Mesaros, the squad took their complaints to Connecticut education bosses, saying it hurt their self-esteem.

"I am embarrassed to stand up here dressed like this. Is this really how you want Bridgeport to be represented?" demanded the ringleader.

The school backed down and provided all the girls with black bodysuits to wear underneath their cheerleader fancy dress costumes.

Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported that Premiership footballers from clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea had been to watch the LA Lakers at London's O2 Arena. However, they seemed to be particularly interested in the scantily-clad cheerleaders.