McCartney’s kit launch was quickly trending on Twitter on Tuesday and the overwhelming majority appeared to be a little, well, underwhelmed.
Three-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins tweeted ‘Oh dear, the Olympic kit!!’ before later removing his post, perhaps remembering that Adidas are major sponsors of his Team Sky cycling squad.
Scottish pentathlete Mhairi Spence criticised the deconstructed Union flag, which features pale and dark blue instead of the traditional red – She posted: “Little disappointed! Doesn’t look very GB!! It just needs more RED!”
Others have been critical that the words Great Britain have been added to some items of kit – particularly those from across the Irish Sea, who are quick to point out that the full name of the team remains Great Britain AND Northern Ireland.
However, Kelly Sotherton added some much needed perspective, saying: “I don’t care what the kit looks like as long as I get the chance to actually compete in it!”.
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