Petition denounces Team Scotland uniforms for Commonwealth Games
The uniforms, which are to be worn by all of Scotland's athletes at the Games' opening ceremony, feature a tartan pattern with a bold turquoise, fuchsia and navy color design. The uniforms were designed by textile artist Jilli Blackwood, who defended them by saying it wasn't her job to create uniforms everyone liked.
Lorna Gillies has backed the change.org petition “to stop the host nation being a laughing stock.” She told the BBC: “I’m a Scot living in Australia and this monstrosity of an outfit is an embarrassment to our nation. My Australian friends have had a good laugh at it, asking if it’s actually a joke."
The Commonwealth Games are an international Olympics-style sporting event involving the nations of the British Commonwealth. This year's Games will be held in Glasgow and begin on July 23.
— Ben Estes