McColgan: British athletes are 'proud to wear the Union flag'
Middle-distance runner Eilish McColgan claims athletes are proud to wear their country's flag and the absence of the Union Jack on Great Britain's kit is 'disappointing'.
Middle-distance runner Eilish McColgan claims athletes are proud to wear their country's flag and the absence of the Union Jack on Great Britain's athletics kit for the World Championships in Beijing is 'disappointing'.
McColgan's comments come after her fellow athlete Greg Rutherford declared the decision to remove the Union Jack as 'stupid'.
Speaking on 5 live Sport McColgan said: 'I think it's a little bit disappointing to see the flag is absent from the kit. Don't get me wrong I would quite happily compete in a bin bag if it meant representing Great Britain in the World Championships."
"British athletes are proud to wear the Union flag on the British kit, I think it's just a shame that it's been replaced by a company logo and a British athletics logo."
The World Championships in Beijing start on 22 August and Britain are sending a 63-strong team captained by European 400m champion Martyn Rooney.
This clip was first broadcast on 5 live Sport on Thursday 13th August 2015.