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England kit: The FA responds to calls to ditch the shirt over the controversial change that honors the 1966 champions

England kit: The FA responds to calls to ditch the shirt over the controversial change that honors the 1966 champions

The FA and Nike are refusing to back down from England's new home kit after its unveiling sparked a backlash from fans unhappy with the change in St George's Cross colours.

The design of the new England home kit has sparked controversy online

The Football Association and Nike have insisted there are no plans to recall the new England kit despite backlash on social media.

The Three Lions' new home strip sparked outrage online after highlighting a “playful update” to the St George's Cross on the back collar of the kit, with the red cross replaced by one sporting navy, light blue and purple.

Some England fans questioned or did not accept the change and took to social media to protest the decision. Several high-profile figures, including Jason Manford, also questioned the controversial decision.

However, there are currently no plans to change the design, with the FA standing behind the decision to change the colors of the cross.

While fans have questioned the change, the FA explained that the revised colors are a nod to the “classic color scheme” of the training kit worn by the 1966 World Cup-winning England team. The Three Lions' victory remains the men's only international honour.

Nike echoed similar sentiments, describing the kit in a statement as a design that “changes history with a modern twist on a classic style. The decoration of the cuffs is inspired by the training equipment worn by the England champions in 1966, with a shade of blue. Red topped with purple.”

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“The same colors also feature an interpretation of the St. George flag on the back of the collar.”

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