April 14, 2024

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The English jersey, created by Nike, with a new flag, did not cross the channel, but no

The English jersey, created by Nike, with a new flag, did not cross the channel, but no

England are on the move after unveiling the new Three Lions jersey for Euro 2024. The players' new home shirt features a blue and red St George's cross embroidered on the navy collar. and purple instead of the traditional red on a white background.

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The “funny” change, explained Nike, ahead of Euro 2024, scheduled for June, has drawn the ire of supporters (who started a petition), former players and now political leaders. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, questioned this Friday, said he preferred the original flag and felt it was better not to “touch” national symbols: “They are a source of pride, a source of identity, they represent us. They are right.

“Flag of Unity”

Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer said progressive views are usually pitted against those of conservatives in power and asked Nike to “review”. the sunColor Change of St. George Cross:

I am a big football fan and this flag is used by everyone, it is a symbol of unity. Don't change it. We should be proud of that. » »

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton told the BBC he disagreed with the “significant” change: “If we start changing colours, we won't get better. »

According to Nike, the colors of this small embroidered logo were inspired by the training kit worn by England in 1966, the year they won the World Cup. The jersey is a “modern version of a classic,” a spokesperson for the American equipment manufacturer said in a press release.

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