Critics were always going to find something wrong with Stella McCartney's TeamGB designs and yesterday the focus of the attention sadly shifted away from the great feeling of the event and the excitement about the upcoming event and instead onto the colour combination.
In the flag, which McCartney said was the starting point for the collection, the red in the Union Jack was replaced with turquoise and instead, the colour appeared along the collars and cuffs of tops as well as on socks and shoes. Even a university professor from Durham weighed in on the issue telling Reuters that scientists have long shown that athletes perform better in red colours arguing that the predominance of blue could work against the team.
McCartney used her Twitter page to respond to the critics this morning saying: 'I see many feel as strongly about the Union flag as I do! The design actually uses more red & shows more flag than any Team GB kit since '84.'