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‘Team GB’s new pink and purple flag does not signify us’, say Brits

  • Bath-based design company Thisaway removed the enduring purple, white and blue 

Furious Brits have slammed Team GB‘s ‘offensive’ new supporter flag after the colors of the Union Jack flag have been modified to pink and purple.

Bath-based design company Thisaway removed the enduring purple, white and blue on the controversial merchandise after describing the colors as ‘not distinctive’.

It comes after England followers slammed the workforce’s shirt when it modified the colors of the St George’s Cross to purple and pink.

When requested by MailOnline what they considered the brand new flag, Britons slammed it as a ‘step too far’ and added: ‘They ought to depart the flag alone.’

Shoppers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne dubbed the shirt ‘offensive’ and claimed it does not signify England, Scotland and Wales. 

Team GB's rebrand of the Union Jack colours, opting for pink and purple, has been met with backlash from sports fans

Team GB’s rebrand of the Union Jack colors, choosing pink and purple, has been met with backlash from sports activities followers 

The new Team GB Union Jack which features pink and purple colours

The new Team GB Union Jack which options pink and purple colors 

Daniel Aldridge, 48, (pictured) said the flag rebrand 'doesn't represent anyone'

Daniel Aldridge, 48, (pictured) stated the flag rebrand ‘does not signify anybody’

Daniel Aldridge, 48, who’s unemployed, from Newcastle, stated: ‘It does not appear like England, Scotland and Wales, which is the entire level of the flag. It does not signify anybody.

‘They say the colors aren’t distinctive sufficient however it’s in regards to the colors and the form of the flag and what it means to individuals.

‘They clearly have not put any thought into it.

‘After the row over the England shirt, they may have simply gauged individuals’s opinions on this however they simply did not suppose.

‘They appear to have dug the outlet deeper and deeper. It’s a step too far.’

John Ireland, 70, a retired laborer from Workington, Cumbria, stated: ‘They ought to depart the flag alone, particularly after the row over the St George’s flag on the England shirt.

John Ireland, 70, (pictured) said the flag was 'offensive' and that it has been changed 'for the sake of it'

John Ireland, 70, (pictured) stated the flag was ‘offensive’ and that it has been modified ‘for the sake of it’ 

Norma Clark, 69, a retired physio from Gateshead said they have 'commercialised' the flag

Norma Clark, 69, a retired physio from Gateshead stated they’ve ‘commercialised’ the flag

‘I do not like what they’ve executed with it. It’s offensive. It’s been modified for the sake of it.

‘They aren’t bringing individuals along with this flag underneath these colors. They are inflicting extra division.’

Norma Clark, 69, a retired physio from Gateshead stated: ‘It does not signify the nations it is alleged to.

‘They’ve commercialised the flag.

‘It does not make any distinction to me however they need to’ve left it the way in which it was. It means a lot to individuals.’

The modified emblem is on this 12 months’s supporters flags and they’re priced at £12 on the Team GB store forward of this 12 months’s Paris video games.

Martha Brook, 22, an structure scholar at Northumbria University, stated: ‘It does not offend me however I do not prefer it. I do not know why they’ve executed it, it is only a bit a lot.

Nathan, 22, a law student at Sheffield University said 'it's something people will complain about now but they will still buy it'

Nathan, 22, a regulation scholar at Sheffield University stated ‘it is one thing individuals will complain about now however they’ll nonetheless purchase it’

‘It’s a bit chaotic. I would not purchase that flag. It appears meaningless. There’s not a touch of purple, white and blue.’

Nathan, 22, a regulation scholar at Sheffield University stated: ‘I do not know if I actually care about it that a lot. It simply appears to be like like they’re attempting to monetise off it.

‘It’s one thing individuals will complain about now however they’ll nonetheless purchase it.’