FA release statement over divisive England shirt after backlash to design

He said: “Obviously, I prefer the original, and my general view is when it comes to our national flags, we shouldn’t mess with them because they are a source of pride, identity, who we are, and they are perfect as we are.”

Sunak’s opposition, Starmer, agreed with his stance, insisting that the red and white colours of the English flag don’t need to be changed.

“I’m a big football fan, I go to England games, men and women’s games, and the flag is used by everybody. It is a unifier. It doesn’t need to be changed. We just need to be proud of it,” Starmer explained.

“So, I think they should just reconsider this and change it back. I’m not even sure they can properly explain why they thought they needed to change it in the first place.”