Thursday July 10th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Kenny Smith/PA via The Guardian
Photo courtesy of Kenny Smith/PA via The Guardian

An online petition has been created to have Team Scotland's uniforms for the Commonwealth Games changed, reports the BBC, via The Guardian.

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.

The petition has collected over 5,000 signatures, according to the report.

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.

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