In a PR disaster for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, a petition hoping to replace the Scottish athlete's uniforms for the opening ceremony has reached over 4000 signitures.
The clothing, designed by artist Jilli Blackwood, has been ridiculed online by an upset majority.
Blackwood, comparing herself to Damien Hirst, said: “If everyone had said 'how lovely', I think I'd have got that wrong."
Richard Brown, who started the petition website stated: “The uniforms being used for the Commonwealth Games are truly horrendous. Please step in and prevent them being used while there's still time for an emergency Plan B - before our poor, brave-faced athletes are subjected to parading around in them.
“These uniforms are an embarrassment to our athletes and to Scotland. Please also investigate who selected this travesty of a design.”
The male uniform, as described by Team Scotland is a "turquoise, fuchsia, navy blue and caramel" tartan kilt with a blue shirt. The women will wear a "flowing wrap-around dress".
The Scottish Sun quickly put together an arguably better ensemble.
— The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) July 8, 2014
Next appeared a commenter who rightly reminded us that Scotland has a bad track record with uniforms.
I think Team Scotland's #Glasgow2014 uniform is quite tasteful & subdued considering what we wore for #Sochi2014. pic.twitter.com/XLgb7eRbLf — Ali (@WadeyLady001) July 8, 2014
Comedian Greg Hemphill likened the outfit to peasant-wear.
That Commonwealth kit is the kit of an oppressed nation. It's how they expect us to dress.
— Greg Hemphill (@greghemphill69) July 7, 2014
Journalist Euan McColm describes why Jilli Blackwood made certain design choices.
the designer of the commonwealth games uniform says she took her inspiration from wanting to make a large number of people look like wankers — euan mccolm (@euanmccolm) July 6, 2014
Funnyman Greg McHugh expresses no surprise at finding out there was a petition. Maybe he's one of the 4000 petitioners upset with the outfit.
BBC News - Glasgow 2014: Petition to scrap Team Scotland parade uniform http://t.co/00pp0d00xb really? Hmm. Surprised. — greg mchugh (@gregjmchugh) July 10, 2014
And finally, the uniform was hailed as the catalyst which brought Yes and No campaigners together.
Team Scotland Commonwealth Games uniform has managed to unite both sides of #indyref: We all hate it! #Glasgow2014pic.twitter.com/QkNsDerobd — Scott (@ScottYes14) July 6, 2014
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games will kick off on July 23 where spectators will get to cheer athletes wearing Blackwood's uniform.