UK uniform change draws criticism from UK PM | game

UK uniform change draws criticism from UK PM |  game
New colors for England's patron saint St George cross spark criticism from UK PMDisclosure/Nike

Published 03/22/2024 15:48

RIO – England's new kit has become the subject of debate. Nike, which supplies the England team with sports equipment, changed the color of the country's patron saint, St George's Cross, prompting criticism from the British and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

“When it comes to our national flags, we shouldn't touch them. They are pride, identity, who we are, and they are right as they are,” UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said. Interview with British broadcaster Sky News.

The cross of St. George, which appears on the back of the collar, received a combination of blue, purple and red, very different from the traditional red and white. Nike described the change as a “homage to the team's 1966 World Cup-winning training kit”.

England will debut the new kit this Saturday (23rd) at 4pm (Brasilia time) in a friendly against Brazil at Wembley Stadium in London. The Brazilian team will also introduce a new yellow shirt, made by the same supplier as the English team.

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